Shyamalan and his associates are seeking somewhere with an “idyllic small-town look” that’s “near a forest with pine trees,” according to Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. Bucks County is ready for its close-up. Two towns — Doylestown and Sellersville — are among the locations being scouted for a new television show from “Sixth Sense” director M. Night Shyamalan.
According to the Internet Movie Database, the show is set in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, where Secret Service agent Ethan Burke goes to find two missing federal agents. His investigation only raises more questions, and Burke must face the “terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.”
The Bucks County commissioners, the county’s visitors bureau and officials from Sellersville and Doylestown have expressed their support of Shyamalan choosing the county, said Michelle Greco, spokeswoman for Visit Bucks County.
Greco said Bucks County is a popular location for filming because of its “beautiful main streets,” historical buildings and rural backdrops. Pinkenson expects Shyamalan to make a decision in the next two weeks on where “Wayward Pines” will be filmed.