It’s been more than a year since “The Wilds” premiered on Amazon Prime, and the female-driven mystery series still hasn’t finished its story. It follows a group of eight teenage girls who are stuck on an island when their plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean on their way to Hawaii for a women’s empowerment programme called Dawn of Eve. The book then jumps between different personalities and historical periods, describing each girl’s sufferings before, during, and after their rescue from the island. As the novel progresses, we realise that the Dawn of Eve programme is more than meets the eye, having staged the accident as part of a grand sociological experiment.
The first season of the show was a huge hit. “The Wilds: Season 1” has a 92 per cent aggregated review score and an 83 per cent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Amazon quickly renewed it for a second season due to the good response. Since then, though, fans have heard virtually little about Season 2 of “The Wilds.” Until recently, that is. On February 22, “The Wilds” official Instagram account provided fans they’re first to peek at the upcoming season, as well as a long-awaited release date. Here’s what we know so far about the forthcoming second season of the show.
When will The Wilds Season 2 be released?
While filming for Season 2 of “the Wilds” did not begin right away due to delays caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, it wasn’t long before Amazon and the cast was back in the saddle. The official “The Wilds” Twitter feed tweeted a video of various cast and crew members on set in April 2021, confirming the show’s comeback. Things aren’t quite the same this time around, though.
The show is filming in a new location in addition to a new season. The series’ production has moved from New Zealand to Queensland, Australia, according to Variety. A big part of this choice was to get additional federal financing from Australia, which meant Amazon and ABC Signature had to hire a lot more Aussies.
Even while these changes took place, the release date for Season 2 remained a mystery. Fortunately, a recent Instagram post has provided a solution to this question. Season 2 of “The Wilds” is now planned to launch on Amazon Prime on May 6, 2022.
Who will appear in Season 2 of The Wilds?
One thing is certain: Season 2 of “The Wilds” will follow in the footsteps of Season 1, but with some additions. Season 2 will very certainly feature the same core group of females who were introduced in the previous season. As a result, Fatin Jadmani (Sofia Ali), Martha Blackburn (Jenna Clause), Rachel Reid (Reign Edwards), Dot Campbell (Shannon Berry), Nora Reid (Helena Howard), Shelby Goodkind (Mia Healy), Toni Shalifoe (Erana James), and Leah Rilke (Sarah Pidgeon) will all be back. Gretchen Klein (Rachel Griffiths), the possibly diabolical head of the Dawn of Eve programme, will also return, as will Dean Young (Troy Winbush) and FBI trauma psychologist Daniel Faber (David Sullivan).
In addition, fans will learn more about the Twilight of Adam, the opposite male counterpart to the Dawn of Eve organisation. Their presence was confirmed near the close of the first season, but fans haven’t seen much of them so yet. Rafael Garcia (Zack Calderon), Henry Tanaka (Aiden Laprete), Josh Herbert (Nicholas Coome), Kirrin O’Conner (Charles Alexander), Ivan Taylor (Miles Gutierrez-Riley), Scotty Simms (Reed Shannon), Bo Leonard (Tanner Ray Rook), and Seth Novak are the eight teenage guys, according to Deadline (Alex Fitzalan).
What is revealed in the Season 2 trailer for The Wilds?
Season 2 should dive deeper into the mystery surrounding Dawn of Eve and Twilight of Adam, according to fans. The show has yet to reveal many facts regarding both studies. Nora, who knows about the experiment and abandoned Leah in a hole after being discovered, will be at the centre of many of these hidden truths. She’s also met Gretchen, and she’s starting to learn about her past, in the hopes of learning more about the strange woman’s intentions. Leah was able to escape the pit, but she has yet to tell the other castaways the truth.
Unfortunately, the Instagram clip does not provide us with any new information. While it’s evident that we’ll start viewing events through the eyes of the male group, what exactly happens on their end remains a mystery. Then there’s the question of whether Dawn of Eve and Twilight of Adam are indeed finished. It was revealed at the end of Season 1 that those who interviewed the girls after their Dawn of Eve rescue mission. Furthermore, the show has frequently hinted that something has happened to Rachel and Martha, despite the fact that they are never seen in the flashbacks. When “The Wilds” Season 2 premieres on May 6, we’ll hopefully learn more about what happened on that island, as well as the Twilight of Adam experiment.