*Young Hollywood took the Amazon Studios & ABC Signature original series “The Wilds” by storm.
The 10-part series follows a group of teenage girls from different backgrounds who survive a plane crash and are left on a deserted island.
“They didn’t know how long they were going to be stranded on the island. Or when help was going to come,” says actress Helena Howard who plays Nora
These girls go into survival mode. However, surviving isn’t the only battle they will endure. You’ll see them clash and reveal secrets/traumas they’ve been through.
“I love that this character is giving you a glimpse of something that she doesn’t tell anybody,” says Reign Edwards who stars as Rachel. “It’s literally something that only her family knows and even then they had to discover.”
“Mental health plays a key role in the series. It’s a tough thing for people to go through. Especially in the black community. It’s not talked about as often. We’re just now starting the conversation on Mental health,” Edwards told us.
And for a plot twist, the viewers wouldn’t have imagined … these girls did not end up on this island by accident.
“There’s a lot of twists and turns. You’d think one thing is another. You’d be shocked that one thing is even there. I think not just with the excitement but with the emotional journey you go on with these characters, I hope it reminds everyone to just shower everyone you meet with love,” says Edwards.
“The Wilds” premieres on Prime Video on Dec. 11