The Wilds will add eight new cast members for Season 2. The young adult drama was met with success for its first season with a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Season 1 featured eight teenage girls stranded on an island played by Sophia Ali, Sarah Pidgeon, Jenna Clause, Erana James, Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Reign Edwards, and Shannon Berry.
The Wilds is adding a set of eight new actors for Season 2, confirms Deadline. All of the new actors are boys and will parallel the eight girls who participated in the experiment during Season 1. It appears these boys also fell victim to a plane crash and are struggling to survive on an island at the hands of unhinged scientist Gretchen Klein (Rachel Griffiths). Season 2 will explore both groups working to survive and escape the island they're stranded on.
The new actors set to join for Season 2 include Zack Calderon, Aidan Laprete, Nicholas Coombe, Charles Alexander, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Reed Shannon, Tanner Ray Rook, and Alex Fitzalan. Like the girls from Season 1, these boys also seem to a unique set of personalities and reign from different walks of life. For instance, stepbrothers Seth (Fitzalan) and Henry (Laprete) are polar opposite as Seth is a charismatic, Ivy-League aspiring leader while Henry is an emo recluse. Other personalities include Scotty (Shannon), the fast-talking, aspiring entrepreneur, Kirin (Alexander), the hotheaded athlete, Ivan (Guttierrez-Riley), the fashionable and sassy creative type, and more.
As per the official Amazon description, The Wilds follows, "a group of teenage 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 drama...these girls did not end up on this island by accident."