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New Amazon show ‘The Wilds’ is all-girls ‘Lord of the Flies’

New Amazon show ‘The Wilds’ is all-girls ‘Lord of the Flies’
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New Amazon show ‘The Wilds’ is all-girls ‘Lord of the Flies’

New Amazon present ‘The Wilds’ is all-girls ‘Lord of the Flies’

Teen drama “The Wilds” takes an all-girls “Lord of the Flies” premise and mixes it with “Misplaced.” 

Premiering Friday on Amazon, the 10-episode collection follows a gaggle of excessive school-aged women who’re stranded on an island after a aircraft crash.

“They’re going by way of all these intense experiences to maintain themselves alive,” says showrunner Amy Harris, finest identified for “Intercourse and the Metropolis” and “Gossip Woman.” 

“There are loads of laughs and relatable small moments that folks can hopefully see themselves in — even on that island.”

The plot jumps between centering on the women as they navigate their castaway circumstances to flashbacks of every lady’s life earlier than the island.

Amongst others, there’s Leah (Sarah Pidgeon), who has an affair with an older man and is haunted by its abrupt ending; Fatin (Sophia Ali), a celebration lady weighed down by parental stress; Rachel (Reign Edwards), an aspiring Olympic diver who pushes herself too onerous; Dot (Shannon Berry), the caretaker for her ailing father; and Shelby (Mia Healey), a religious Christian pageant queen.

A scene from "The Wilds."
A scene from “The Wilds.”
Matt Klitscher/Amazon Studios

“I’ve finished loads of robust feminine ensembles,” says Harris. “I’ve finished younger grownup and 30something ladies. I received very invested in actuality reveals [while making ‘The Wilds’] like one referred to as ‘Alone,’ the place you’re simply watching individuals attempt to survive by themselves. It’s form of wonderful to see what it does to your psyche. 

“On the finish of the day, the rationale why I used to be so desirous to do the present and discover it was the query it poses: ‘Is it more durable to outlive on an island or your teenage years?’ I believe there’s no actual simple reply.”

A scene from "The Wilds."
A scene from “The Wilds.”
Matt Klitscher/Amazon Studios

As “The Wilds” unfolds, it’s revealed {that a} group of mysterious researchers are observing the women throughout their time within the wilderness for unknown causes (that are revealed because the present progresses). Rachel Griffiths (“Six Ft Underneath,” “Brothers & Sisters”) stars as Gretchen Klein, the duplicitous chief of the analysis group who’s additionally a faithful pug proprietor.  

“From the primary web page, the script had an authenticity and a uniqueness and a depth in what it was making an attempt to do,” Griffiths, 51, tells The Put up. 

“It’s simply essentially the most delicate and wild examine of feminine adolescence. Despite the fact that my character was barely there within the pilot, it’s form of like a Tinder date the place you assume on the finish of the date that you simply really would possibly marry the man.”

Rachel Griffiths in a scene from "The Wilds."
Rachel Griffiths in a scene from “The Wilds.”
Matt Klitscher/Amazon Studios

Griffiths, who lives together with her household in her native Australia, says she additionally likes that the present feels suited to the present second. 

“While you select a present, you form of go, ‘It’s nice, however I don’t assume individuals are going to wish to see this in 2020.’ I didn’t know on the time that this present can be assembly this sort of a dystopian second,” she says. “We’re all making an attempt to outlive 2020. We’ve all misplaced a lot and are form of remembering what the world was once and the way we used to have the ability to see the individuals we love and go the place we needed.

“All the issues that we used to take with no consideration.”

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