Amazon Greenlights YA Desert-Island Drama ‘The Wilds’


If you wished “Lost” were nothing but teenage girls, then upcoming YA drama “The Wilds” might be just what you were looking for.
The series is about a group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds who fight to survive after an airplane crash strands them on a deserted island.
The series is from writer and executive producer Sarah Streicher, who was a staff writer on the now-canceled Marvel-Netflix series ‘Daredevil.”Susanna Fogel (who wrote the screenplay for “Booksmart” and directed and cowrote “The Spy Who Dumped Me”) directed and executive-produced the pilot. Amy B. Harris (“Sex and the City”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
“Coming of age is not for the faint of heart,” said Streicher. “It can take as much grit and fire to survive our teenage years as it would to survive, say, on a deserted island. ‘The Wilds’ grew from that notion, and it’s afforded me an opportunity to explore teenage-hood in all of its perils, joys, and heartbreaks. I’m beyond thrilled that it’s found a home at Amazon.”
Okay, so it sounds more like “Lord of the Flies” or “The 100” than “Lost.”
No word yet when we can expect it to debut.
[Via Variety]

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