One of the most exciting new television series to come from 2020 is the Amazon Prime drama The Wilds! The show is about a group of teenage girls who are sent on a retreat, only to end up finding themselves stranded on a remote island. New bonds develop and alliances form as the girls find themselves forced to work together to survive— but who can be trusted?
Rather than casting well-known Hollywood talent to play the complex young women of The Wilds, the series has introduced us to many new talented up-and-coming actresses. Click through to find out more about the characters and cast of The Wilds here!
The Wilds: Meet The Cast Of The Amazon Prime Drama
The Wilds - Get To Know The Characters
The Wilds is an ensemble drama that focuses on eight teenage girls— "Leah", "Dot", "Fatin", "Martha", "Shelby", "Toni", "Rachel", and "Nora". While each of their characters may seem like stereotypes at first, they are ultimately proven to be more complex than they first seem, as we watch them develop and learn their tragic backstories.
There's the intelligent and paranoid "Leah", caring and resourceful "Dot", and rebellious and dramatic "Fatin". "Martha" is a shy vegetarian from a reserve, while "Shelby" is a sweet Christian girl from the South who's got a few secrets. "Toni" is a feisty jock who's "Martha's" best friend, and also has a complicated relationship with "Shelby". Finally, the group is rounded out by former star athlete "Rachel" and her sister "Nora", who wants to feel accepted despite her differences. Find out about the actresses who play each of them here!
Sarah Pidgeon plays "Leah Rilke" in The Wilds! Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Pidgeon attended the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, which she graduated from in 2018. The Wilds is her first major project, but she also had minor roles in the television shows Gotham and One Dollar. She has two cats, Minnow and Tinky Winky!
Shannon Berry plays "Dot Campbell" in The Wilds! Born in Melbourne, Australia, Berry has appeared in the television series Hunters and Offspring, the sci-fi film The Gateway, and several other series and shorts. She also identifies as queer in real life, which she casually revealed to fans on Twitter!
Find out more about the rest of the cast of The Wilds here!