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Queer-Inclusive The Wilds Trailer Has Teen Girls Surviving on an Island

Queer-Inclusive The Wilds Trailer Has Teen Girls Surviving on an Island

The Wilds

The addicting series from Amazon Studios takes on gender issues, technology, and environmental concerns. 

In a world free from parents, boys, technology, and the expectations placed on young women, a group of disparate teen girls battle for their lives when a private plane they're in crashes into the ocean near a deserted island in The Wilds from Amazon Studios. Ingenuity meets past insecurities in the YA series from Sarah Streicher that features a diverse cast including Indigenous and queer characters and touches on gender, the effects of toxic masculinity, and environmental concerns.

The cast of mostly newcomers includes the bookish Nora (Helena Howard of Madeline's Madeline) and her athletic sister Rachel (Reign Edwards); wild child socialite Fatin (Sophia Ali); best friends who are Indigenous and one of whom is queer, Toni (Erana James) and Martha (Jenna Clause); the brokenhearted Leah (Sarah Pidgeon),; the reliable Dot (Shannon Berry); and the Christian beauty queen Shelby (Mia Healey).

Unlikely alliances form as the girls cope with their fate after washing up on the island with to few supplies and no foreseeable rescue mission on the way. Perennial favorite Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Hilary and Jackie, Muriel's Wedding) also stars.

The 10-episode series drops on Amazon Prime on December 11. Watch the trailer below.

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