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HOLLYWOOD, Today: The official trailer and key art for season one of The Wilds is available now – the 10-ep Amazon Original series was filmed in New Zealand – mainly with American cast and crew.

The cast and crew are said to include a number of Kiwis – but only actor Erana James is identified. NZ publicity is from Ponsonby’s The Public Good PR.

The series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 11 December in 240 territories around the world. It stars industry veteran Rachel Griffiths, with Sophia Ali and Sarah Pidgeon.

The Wilds is co-produced by Amazon Studios and ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. Sarah Streicher (Daredevil) created the series and also serves as executive producer alongside Amy B. Harris (Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries), Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings), and Dylan Clark (The Batman and Bird Box).

“A New Zealand screening partner has yet to be announced.”

The first episode will be available to everyone, for a limited time, on Amazon Prime Video YouTube starting at 12.00am [this is the time given in the Amazon release – it’s your guess whether they mean midnight or  midday!) on December 11-25.

Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who 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.


Executive Producers: Sarah Streicher, Amy B. Harris, Jamie Tarses, Dylan Clark
Episode 101 – Susanna Fogel
Episode 102, 103 & 110 – John Polson
Episode 104 – Cherie Nowlan
Episode 105 – Haifaa Al-Mansour
Episode 106 – Alison MacLean
Episode 107 – Ed Wild
Episode 108 – Tara Nicole Weyr
Episode 109 – Sydney Freeland


Sophia Ali – Fatin Jadmani
Shannon Berry – Dot Campbell
Jenna Clause – Martha Blackburn
Reign Edwards – Rachel Reid
Rachel Griffiths – Gretchen Klein
Mia Healey – Shelby Goodkind
Helena Howard – Nora Reid
Erana James – Toni Shalifoe
Sarah Pidgeon – Leah Rilke
David Sullivan – Dr. Daniel Faber
Troy Winbush – FBI Agent Dean Young

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