New Wayward Pines Clip Explains Terrence Howard's Season 2 Return

When the Season 2 cast of Wayward Pines was officially announced in March, many fans of the show were surprised to find Terrence Howard's name on the list. See, his character, Sheriff Arnold Pope, was killed, shot in the head by Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon).

So how does he return? That question is answered in the very first clip (video above) that Fox released (via TV Line) from this Wednesday's premiere. The scene takes place in the past, at a bar, and features a tipsy Pope asking an equally-tipsy Dr. Theo Yedlin (Jason Patric) a theoretical question; however, what we are really witnessing is Pope sizing up the Doctor for Wayward Pines.

If you need a refresher on what took place in Season 1, Fox has released a new recap video.

Wayward Pines, last summer's No. 1 scripted series on broadcast television, returns for a second season Wednesday, May 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. From executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, the 10-episode, psychological thriller is based on the rich world created by author Blake Crouch in his international best-selling series of books.

Starring Jason Patric, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Hope Davis, the 10-episode, second season will pick up after the shocking events of Season One, with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Dr. THEO YEDLIN (Patric) – a new resident of Wayward Pines – awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion, as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and help preserve the endangered human race.

Also joining the second season are cast members Tom Stevens, returning from Season One as JASON HIGGINS, a member of the First Generation and Pilcher's young acolyte; Nimrat Kaur as REBECCA, who has her own secrets she keeps from Theo, her husband; Josh Helman as XANDER, a resident working to undermine Wayward Pines from within; and Kacey Rohl as KERRY, one of Jason's lieutenants in the civil war going on in Wayward Pines.

Additionally, several Season One cast members will appear in Season Two, including Terrence Howard (SHERIFF ARNOLD POPE), Carla Gugino (KATE HEWSON), Toby Jones (DR. JENKINS/DAVID PILCHER), Melissa Leo (NURSE PAM), Tim Griffin (ADAM HASSLER), Shannyn Sossamon (THERESA BURKE) and Charlie Tahan (BEN BURKE).

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Wayward Pines premieres after the season finale of Rosewood this Wednesday starting at 8/7c on FOX!