Rise and shine, The Wilds is returning and I interviewed Sarah Pidgeon, Reign Edwards, Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause, Erana James, Mia Healey, Charles Alexander, Alexander FitzAlan, Tanner Ray Rook, Reed Shannon, Zack Calderon, Aidan Laprete, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, and Nicholas Coombe to celebrate! The new season will premiere May 6 on Prime Video.
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.
Reign Edwards reprises her role as Rachel Reid. The actress’ other television work includes The Bold and The Beautiful, which earned her three Emmy Award nominations, Snowfall, and MacGyver. She also starred in CBS Films’ Hell Fest.
Sarah Pidgeon returns as Leah Rilke. Her past roles include One Dollar and Gotham.
Sophia Ali is back as Fatin Jadmani. The actress most recently starred in Uncharted as well as India Sweet and Spices, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Other notable credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Famous in Love, Truth or Dare, and Everybody Wants Some.
Shannon Berry portrays Dot Campbell. She has previously appeared in Offspring and Romper Stomper.
Jenna Clause is known for her work as Martha Blackburn in The Wilds. She can also be seen in Cold Brook.
Erana James plays Toni Shalifoe. Her other work includes the Australian series My Life Is Murder for Network 10, the New Zealand comedy series Golden Boy for ThreeNow NZ, the Network 10 Australian series Playing For Keeps, and the short film The Sauna. The actress made her feature film debut playing the lead role in the NZ film The Changeover, which was screened as part of the Alice nella Citta sidebar at the Rome Film Festival in 2017, the 2018 Sydney Film Festival, as well as the 2018 Bucheon International Film Festival in South Korea.
Mia Healey stars as Shelby Goodkind. She can also be seen in the short, Shark.
Alexander FitzAlan portrays Seth Novak. He made his US screen debut in the Sony Screen Gems feature Slender Man. He starred in the Netflix series The Society and most recently, the actor led the Quibi feature Grey Cloud Island as part of their 50 States of Fright series.
Charles Alexander will be making his screen debut as Kirin O’Connor. He also starred in Mother Dearest, a short film that he wrote and produced.
Tanner Ray Rook takes on the role of Bo Leonard in season 2 of The Wilds.
Reed Shannon plays Scotty Simms. Past work includes Blaze and the Monster Machines, Henry Danger, School of Rock, Speechless, and Station 19. He is currently voice of the Cartoon Network and recently lent his voice to Ekko in Netflix’s Arcane. He was also cast in the roles of Young Berry Gordy, Young Stevie Wonder, and Young Michael Jackson in Broadway’s Motown: The Musical. In terms of music, he has released Enter Love (Interlude), Heart Patch, Same Heart, Bad Girl, and more.
Zack Calderon stars as Rafael Garcia. He can previously been seen in FBI on CBS.
Aidan Laprete joins the cast as Henry Tanaka. He is a singer-songwriter, music producer, and actor. As an award-winning singer-songwriter, his music career spans back to his pre-teen years. At 13, he released an EP and a full-length album at the age of 14. Most recently (under the singular name of “Laprete”), he released his latest EP (“Sanguine”) and has developed into a reputable producer. His acting work includes Alexa and Katie, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, and Chad.
Miles Gutierrez-Riley makes his television debut as Ivan Taylor. The actor can be seen in the feature film The Moon and Back as part of Justin Baldoni’s 6 Feet Apart Experiment with Wayfarer Studios.
Nicholas Coombe portrays Josh Herbert. He will next be seen in Lionsgate and BuzzFeed’s gamer comedy 1UP. Most recently, the actor starred in 68 Whiskey. Additional credits include Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Imaginary Mary, Midnight Sun, iZombie, The Magicians, as well as Spy Kids: Mission Critical.
I had such a wonderful time speaking with the cast about all of the different dynamics in season 2, their favorite filming memories, what they want their characters to represent, their messages to fans, and so much more, including Shoni!
Watch all of my interviews below: