Amazon announces cast for The Wilds
Staff Reporter | On 30, Nov 2019Reading time: 1 mins
Amazon has found its cast for new young adult series The Wilds.
Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds after an airplane crash leaves them stranded on a deserted island.
It is created and executive produced by Sarah Streicher alongside showrunner Amy Harris, Jamie Tarses of Fanfare, and Dylan Clark and Brian Williams for Dylan Clark Productions. Susanna Fogel directed and served as executive producer for the pilot.
In front of the camera, Rachel Griffiths (Take Control) will play Gretchen Klein, an ambitious intellectual who runs an all-girls empowerment retreat. She is joined by: David Sullivan (Goliath, The Son) as Dr. Daniel Faber, an FBI trauma specialist. He’s a pro at putting his interviewees at ease and extracting valuable information from them; Troy Winbush (The Goldbergs) as FBI Agent Dean Young, a stoic and authoritative—though not unkind—professional ans a seasoned investigator; Sophia Ali (Grey’s Anatomy) as Fatin Jadmani, a proudly promiscuous girl with an audacious fashion sense and a hidden past; Sarah Pidgeon (Gotham) as Leah Rilke, a mature, creative loner with an overactive mind; Jenna Clause as Martha Blackburn, a timid animal lover with a big heart and shaky self-esteem; and Erana James (Golden Boy) as Toni Shalifoe, a tomboy with anger issues and the best friend of Martha.