There is a continutity issue with most show, Wayward Pines is no different. Example, you watch a western, and the buildings are old, the piano in the saloon is old, but in real time, these things should be relatively new. How many churches in old movies taking places in a new frontier town that looked really old, it shouldn't be. Same with the facade that makes up most Western town movies: they look like todays ghost towns, not modern built towns, often written around the gold rush days.
Look at cars in new movies about the 20's, 30's, 40's - they are all mint BECAUSE they are pulled from collections (or collectors) who have them restored or mint: but in the real world, most of those cars are beat, had accidents, dings and just wear and tear.
Not sure why Matt Dillon left, but I think they probably wrote him out on his own request (speculation) I'll likely read different when I search
Wayward Pines, has a screwy timeline where the town and fencing were built a nearly 2000 years earlier, yet everything is mint and has the typical small town look. The vehicles, are also current generation, not some futuristic car that was packed away over the 2010 years between the cryo-freeze.
Okay, I know they equipped the town with FAMILIAR stuff, so that the people out of stasis would assume nothing wrong.
That said, and minus the "too new looking cars, buildings, etc" Wayward Pines lost me killing off Kevin Dillon (brother), always liked him - his big break was the remake of the Blob - which was a pretty good remake: the great part about that movie was, you never knew who the main characters were - because just as soon as you thought you knew who it was, the blob killed them, and his Johnny Drama character in Entourage is a classic part.
I don't see a season 3 coming of Wayward Pines - I like Hope Davis too, first remember her from About Schmidt with Jack Nicholson - in my top 50 movies.
I liked season one, but now we're a generation later, new people, and who DIDN'T figure that female was a queen type character - maybe because we are beekeepers, that's a possibility. I'm going to put up a list of my favorite current shows that do a good job with story line and the backdrop plays a small role.
Any typos, I wrote this on my phone and copied it to desktop. If I mix up Matt and Kevin here - it's just me getting lost in paragraphs.