Today is a sad day for The Wilds fans: Prime Video just confirmed the teen drama series has been canceled after just two seasons. This news comes almost three months after season two premiered on the platform. After the season two finale (which ended on a HUGE cliffhanger), fans began to speculate what could happen in season three. Unfortunately, we’ll never get to see that happen. Keep reading for all the details.
Is ‘The Wilds’ Season 3 a Go? Prime Video Sadly Says No
1. Is ‘the Wilds’ Returning For A Season Three?
Unfortunately, The Wilds won’t be returning for a third season. Deadline exclusively reported that Prime Video has canceled the series after two seasons. This news may come as a shock to some fans, being that some of the show’s cast members teased a possible plot for season three.
Mia Healey, who plays Shelby on the show, sat down with Cinema Blend in May and revealed, “[Season 3] really excites me. That is like, ‘Okay, this is a whole different ball game now.’ And also, we have the whole bunker, you know? We’re not just on the island anymore. So these guys are in their sweats in this bunker, like investigating the whole thing and working together. It’s gonna be huge if we do season three, obviously.”
Even Erana James, who plays Toni, said at the time, “I’m thinking about the writers and I’m like, you have such a tall order and such a massive task. Like I can't even imagine what direction it's gonna go.”
2. What Is ‘the Wilds’ About?
The coming-of-age drama follows a group of teenagers who unknowingly participate in a social experiment when they survive a plane crash and end up on a deserted island. While season one focuses on a group of girls, season two introduces a group of boys who suffer the same fate.
3. What Would ‘the Wilds’ Season Three Have Been About?
Given the recent news, it looks like we’ll never know what happens in The Wilds season three. But, that hasn’t stopped the cast members from having an idea or two.
Back in May, Sophia Ali (Fatin) told People, "I want to see everyone progress farther than what they already have, and I feel like coming back together and making it more normal to society is almost going to reverse everyone for a second and they're all going to go back to who they used to be and not really know how to act with survival at the forefront in that environment with men around now."
She continued, “There are clearly factions that are sort of divided, then they get back together and then they just fracture so much. I think that certainly happens with the girls to a certain extent in season one but less in season two. I would like to see how those bonds can break again and how new alliances could form, how the suspicions can manifest. I mean, I just can't imagine what it's like.”
Charles Alexander, who plays Kirin, also suggested a rather intriguing storyline for season three. “I want them to go like island-vacay mode, where they're going in and out of this facility like it's a concrete underground rave cave,” he said to People. “And they hijack the speakers, and they've got different rooms and each room has got a different vibe.”
4. Who Would Have Been In The Cast?
If season three was happening, we probably would’ve seen the return of Shelby (Mia Healey), Dot (Shannon Berry), Fatin (Sophia Ali), Martha (Jenna Clause), Rachel (Reign Edwards), Leah (Sarah Pidgeon), Toni (Erana James) and possibly Nora (Helena Howard). As for the boys’ group, Josh (Nicholas Coombe), Charles Alexander, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Zack Calderon, Aidan Laprete, Tanner Ray Rook and Reed Shannon would have come back as well.
5. But What About All The Loose Ends?
Unless there’s a miracle and the show pulls a Manifest (where the show got saved from cancellation), we’ll most likely never know what happens next. (*sighs*)
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