Amazon Prime Cancels “The Wilds” After Two Seasons

Tanner Ray Rook, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, and Nicholas Coombe in
Tanner Ray Rook, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, and Nicholas Coombe in "The Wilds"

The Wilds created quite a splash when it first premiered on Amazon Prime, but its future looked uncertain once the show returned for Season 2. Almost three months after its premiere, the streaming giant decided to cancel the young adult survival drama.

The Wilds centered on a group of teenage girls, who must survive a plane crash that leaves them on a deserted island. We quickly learn their tragedy is actually a social experiment trying to prove that women are better suited to be leaders. Season 2 introduced a group of boys, whose plane crash has been orchestrated for the same reason.

The Wilds started off strong and received generally positive reviews, but it lost its way by the time Season 2 rolled around. The series constantly drew comparisons to Showtime’s more popular show Yellowjackets, despite the fact it premiered before it. It also didn’t help its case that it lost its focus in the second season, with the introduction of twice more main characters.

The Wilds ended on a huge cliffhanger, with boys and girls coming together for the first time, and left many unanswered questions. Before Amazon canceled it, co-showrunner Amy B. Harris told Entertainment Weekly that they “have a really good roadmap for where season 3 would go.”