Is The Wilds Season 3 canceled by Amazon Prime Video? Continue reading to find out.
Many questions like, “will The Wilds continue to explore the story, or is it the end of the show” have been lingering in the minds of the fans. The second season ended on May 6, 2022, and the viewers of the series have many questions about the potential renewal of the series. It is a fair question to ask about the franchise’s future plans, as many speculated on whether it would be able to continue its storyline for more seasons. The show has gained a fairly good reception from the audience and amassed a fan base that tunes in to watch the series. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the first season received an approval rating of 92% based on 25 critic reviews, with an average rating of 7.30/10.
The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “An addictive thriller that also captures the complex lives of teenage girls, The Wilds is worth getting lost in.” Metacritic gave the first season a weighted average score of 76 out of 100 based on 11 critic reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you. After weeks of waiting and investing your time in two seasons, if you were looking forward to the next chapter of The Wilds, the chance to binge-watch The Wilds Season 3 was brief as Amazon Prime Video has canceled the show. The series is listed among the other TV series which are abruptly canceled by the network. Here is everything we know about The Wilds Season 3′s cancellation.
Will there be a Season 3 of The Wilds?
Amazon Prime Video announced on July 28, 2022, that the series was canceled after two seasons. As a result, the series has no chance of being renewed by the network, as many original series have been reported to be canceled by major streaming platforms this year. When it debuted on December 11, 2020, The Wilds attracted a lot of attention and received a quick renewal.
Since the teen drama’s return in May 2022, reactions have been more restrained. Even though the series has gained a fair amount of fans who were eager to see more seasons, sadly, The Wilds has fallen into a similar list of canceled series even if the show had the potential to get better after improving the screenplay and the character arcs and a stronger screenplay.
The sad part about the cancellation is that the star cast was actually excited to revisit this world, which is not possible now. During an interview with People, Zack Calderon shared his thoughts for another installment, quoting, Zack Calderon shared his hopes for another installment, quoting, “I think we’ve made something really, really beautiful. And in terms of what to do for season three, only time will tell. But if it’s anything like season two, we’re in for a big old surprise.”
Look at some fan’s reactions to the cancelation
the wilds getting cancelled just proves gretchen’s hypothesis omg the experiment went beyond the show
— jiyan ✽ in the kitchen (@FIERSCORP) July 29, 2022
the wilds just got cancelled, they made us wait 6 months to get the l word gen q renewed and we’re still waiting on a renewal of first kill after it did better than heartstopper which got instantly renewed…we’re all seeing what’s going on here right?!?
— Soph ❤️🔥 dani’s defence lawyer (@fletchersrosie) July 29, 2022
the wilds was one of prime’s top ten shows when it premiered and for weeks after and they still canceled it??
— aj ✌️ (@wildstides) July 29, 2022
i can’t believe they did so much promo after the season aired only for it to be cancelled. it was literally one of amazon’s most engaged with shows even after the boys backlash. WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THE VIDCON BOOTH?!? WHY INCLUDE PROMO INCLUDING THE WILDS WITH ITS BIGGEST SHOWS
— samara (@wildscherie) July 29, 2022
What could have been the plot of The Wilds Season 3?
As of July 30, 2022, The Wilds Season 2 has aired all 8 episodes of the series, which concluded on May 6, 2022. The eighth episode, simply titled “Exodus,” is directed by Ben Young and written by Sarah Streicher. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Each girl on the island has some kind of struggle to find peace and truth. The boys must decide whether or not to attempt a dangerous trip.” The story would have continued from this point and expanded to examine the character interactions and subplots that follow.
The basic premise of the series revolves around a group of teenage girls who are left stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash but are unaware they are the subjects of a social experiment. Unfortunately, due to the cancellation, the fans won’t be able to predict how these characters would have progressed if the third season had been renewed, which would have encouraged fans to stick with the show for a while.
The Wilds Cast and Crew
Following is a list of the series’ main cast members who were anticipated to return in their roles from The Wilds Season 2, along with a synopsis of each character:
- Mia Healey as Shelby Goodkind
- Helena Howard as Nora Reid
- Reign Edwards as Rachel Reid
- Shannon Berry as Dot Campbell
- Sophia Ali as Fatin Jadmani
- Sarah Pidgeon as Leah Rilke
- Jenna Clause as Martha Blackburn
- Erana James as Toni Shalifoe
- Rachel Griffiths as Gretchen Klein
- David Sullivan as Dr. Daniel Faber
- Troy Winbush as Dean Young
- Zack Calderon as Rafael Garcia
- Aidan Laprete Powell as Henry Tanaka
- Nicholas Coombe as Josh Herbert
- Charles Alexander as Kirin O’Conner
- Miles Gutierrez-Riley as Ivan Taylor
- Reed Shannon as Scotty Simms
- Tanner Ray Rook as Bo Leonard
- Alex Fitzalan as Seth Novak
The Wilds was created by Sarah Streicher who executive produced alongside showrunner Amy Harris, the late Tarses of Fanfare, and Dylan Clark for Dylan Clark Productions. The series was co-produced by Amazon Studios and ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios.
The Wilds Season 1: A Quick Recap
The official description of the season by Amazon Prime Video states, “A group of teen girls from different backgrounds must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they’ve all endured. There’s just one twist to this thrilling Drama – Coming of Age … these girls did not end up on this island by accident.”
The Wilds Season 2: A Quick Recap
The official description of the season by Amazon Prime Video states, “Survival hangs in the balance for a group of teenage girls stranded on a deserted island, after the explosive discovery that what’s happening to them is an elaborate social experiment. Season 2 ups the drama and keeps you guessing, with the introduction of more test subjects – a new island of teenage boys – who must also fight for survival under the watchful eye of the experiment’s puppet master.”
Where to stream The Wilds?
All the previous seasons of The Wilds are available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime with a membership account. For international users, the episodes are also available to stream by renting or purchasing on Vudu based on viewers’ locations. So, we recommend that to view the different genres of shows offered on the platform, users must purchase a membership based on their preferences.
Catch up on all the previous seasons of The Wilds on Amazon Prime Video, and let us know in the comments section below how you feel about the cancellation of The Wilds Season 3.