Amazon Studios has given a series order to “The Wilds,” a new young adult drama series from “Daredevil” writer Sarah Streicher and ABC Signature Studios. Streicher will write and executive produce as part of her overall deal with ABC Studios, while Amy B. Harris will executive produce and serve as showrunner.
Per Amazon: Part survival drama, part dystopian slumber party, “The Wilds” follows a group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds after an airplane crash strands them on a deserted island. The show explores the past and present struggles of these young women, offering up a vivid portrayal of what it means to grow up female in our time – whether you are lost in the wilderness or not.
“We are thrilled to share this exciting original vision with our global audience,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. “We are proud to be the home for this authentically voiced, high stakes show brought to life by the talented Sarah Streicher, Amy Harris and our ABC Signature Studios partners.”
“Coming of age is not for the faint of heart,” Streicher said. “It can take as much grit and fire to survive our teenage years as it would to survive, say, on a deserted island. ‘The Wilds’ grew from that notion, and it’s afforded me an opportunity to explore teenage-hood in all of its perils, joys, and heartbreaks. I’m beyond thrilled that it’s found a home at Amazon.”
“The Wilds” is a co-production of ABC Signature Studios — a part of Disney Television Studios — and Amazon Studios. Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare will also executive produce along with Dylan Clark and Brian Williams for Dylan Clark Productions. Susanna Fogel directed and executive produced the pilot.