Spoilers are ahead for Season 1 of The Wilds, streaming on Amazon Prime.
After ten episodes of The Wilds, fans are left with more questions than we started with, and there's no saying how long the wait will be before we get some answers, if at all. One downside of binge television is that you can spend ten straight hours getting to know characters and then are just left hanging, often with no idea if it’s headed to become the next nearly-immortal Supernatural or another one of the many TV cancellations we’ve seen in 2020.
In the case of The Wilds, it’s only been out for about a week. So “too soon to say” would be the right determination. But sometimes when shows really dazzle on the viewership front, studios like Amazon will be quick to greenlight for more episodes. Based on CinemaBlend’s conversation with the creator and cast behind the survival series, there’s definitely the hope and willingness to keep the show rolling. The Wilds’ creator Sarah Streicher (who was previously a writer on Marvel fan-favorite Daredevil), had this to say:
Of course the biggest question on our minds is just how long the eight women will remain on the island and secret social experiment. By the end of the first season, I thought there would be some closure regarding how and when they ended up getting interrogated in this strange bunker they are in a future timeline. But we still have no idea. I spoke to some of the main cast about what they’d like to see from their characters following Season 1, if Amazon renews the show. Here’s what Sarah Pidgeon (Leah) had to say:
Leah’s tragic lost love was a huge plot point of The Wilds, particularly because the show itself is inspired by the creator’s own breakup. For most of the season, she was really mourning someone she deeply cared about to points of delirium, since she was on a random island. Sarah Pidgeon wants to see how that relationship progresses or gets closed following the events on the island. And, same girl. Same. Now let’s move to the island’s blooming romance, Mia Healey and Erana James’ Shelby and Toni. In Healey’s words:
Throughout Season 1, Shelby is hiding who she is and feeling really uncomfortable in her own skin. But once she and Toni connect, there’s some sweet hope for the coupling. The Aussie actress sounds like she just wants to see her character happy, echoed by Erana James:
The first season of The Wilds really allowed us to get to know each of these teens' traumas, which they are all actively going through and being tested with. Now that they are starting to lean on each other and find some growth within their time on the island, we’re certainly curious to see their characters grow and where that whole female society plot line is going. Here’s what Jenna Clause said:
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