Check out the trailer released for upcoming Amazon series The Wilds, which looks to be something like Lost and Lord of the Flies, with a focus on teen-girl drama.
The series, which was shot in New Zealand, is described as “part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party” and follows a group of teenage girls who find themselves fighting to survive after their plane crashes, leaving them on a deserted island. There looks to be plenty of drama both on and off the island – the off appears to be thanks to flashbacks that unveil their individual backgrounds.
And wouldn’t you know it? As the trailer teases and the synopsis below spells out: these girls did not end up on this island by accident. Dun Dun Dunnn! Could their parents have something to do with? Those two at the end sure suggest… something?
The series was created by Sarah Streicher, who worked as a staff writer on Netflix’s Daredevil series. There’s a sizeable cast, including Aussie star Rachel Griffiths, who, interestingly, doesn’t pop up in the trailer (is her role a bit, perhaps, spoilerish?). Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause, Reign Edwards, Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Erana James, Sarah Pidgeon, David Sullivan, and Troy Winbush also star.
The Wilds premieres on Amazon Prime Video on December 11th.
Synopsis for The Wilds:
Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they’ve all endured. There’s just one twist to this thrilling drama… these girls did not end up on this island by accident.