8 January 2013 11:42 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

As Fox moves towards producing its first longform “event” series and miniseries, the network announced Jan. 8 that it is developing two new high-profile limited series: “Wayward Pines,” from M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”), and “Blood Brothers,” from Bruce C. McKenna (“The Pacific,” “Band of Brothers”). At least one of them is likely to air in 2014.“Wayward Pines,” based on Blake Crouch’s bestselling novel of the same name, follows a Secret Service agent whose search for two missing federal agents brings him to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Id. But his investigation leads to more questions than answers in this psychological thriller. Shyamalan, Donald De Line, and Ashwin Rajan will executive produce the project with Chad Hodge, who is writing the script.McKenna’s Civil War-era “Blood Brothers” is based on the true story of the West Point class of 1861, which became divided as the country tore itself apart over slavery. »

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