The young adult survival drama, The Wilds, has been canceled by Prime Video after two seasons, as reported by Deadline. The series has released eighteen episodes across two seasons, and the cancellation comes almost three months after the second season’s premiere. The first season of The Wilds followed a group of teenage girls who crashed on a deserted island under mysterious circumstances. The recent season followed both the first group of teens and a new group of all male test subjects.
The Wilds cast includes Sophia Ali (Grey’s Anatomy), Reign Edwards (Snowfall), Shannon Berry (Hunters), Jenna Clause (Cold Brook), Academy Award nominee Rachel Griffiths (When We Rise), Mia Healey (Shark), Helena Howard (Don’t Look Deeper), Erana James (The Changeover), Sarah Pidgeon (Gotham), David Sullivan (Sharp Objects), and Troy Winbush (The Goldbergs). In the second season, the series added Charles Alexander (Mother Dearest), Zack Calderon (FBI), Nicholas Coombe (68 Whiskey), Tanner Ray Rook (Danger Force), Alex Fitzalan (The Society), Miles Gutierrez-Riley (The Moon & Back), Aidan Laprete (Chad), and Reed Shannon (Canal Street) as leading players.
Sarah Streicher (Turning Red) created The Wilds and also serves as an executive producer alongside showrunner Amy Harris (The Carrie Diaries), The Mayor‘s Dylan Clark, Elementary‘s John Polson, and recently deceased Jaime Tarses (Champaign ILL, The Mysterious Benedict Society). The series received a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series in recognition of its LGBTQIA+ representation.
The series received many comparisons by fans and critics to Yellowjackets on Showtime, which also followed a group of teenage girls who crashed on a deserted island. The Television Academy recently nominated Yellowjackets for seven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and individual nominations for actors Melanie Lynskey (Mrs. America) and Christina Ricci (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles).
The creators of The Wilds have yet to comment publicly on the series’ cancellation.