The cast of Amazon Prime Video’s original drama series Wild region begins to accumulate. According to Deadline, joining Doctor Whoit is Jenna Coleman and co-starred Oliver Jackson-Cohen for the Firebird Pictures series are Pretty little Liarthe star Ashley Benson, Eric Balfour, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Claire Rushbrook, and Morgane Van Peebles. No release date is currently set, but the series will air in 2023.
When Collider first reported that the romantic thriller was in the works, only the series’ protagonists, Coleman and Jackson-Cohen, were confirmed by the writer and creator. Marnie Dickensadaptation of the BE Jones‘ novel of the same name. Wild region centers on a young British couple, Liv (Coleman) and Will (Jackson-Cohen), exploring America’s national parks, but they’re not just there on vacation. The trip was Will’s idea of a fresh start after shaking the glamorous foundations of their otherwise perfect New York life after Liv found out he was having an affair. Heartbroken and distraught, thousands of miles from their small hometown, Liv decides the only way to mend her broken heart is through revenge. “Wild region is a twisted love story, where a dream vacation and so-called “bliss forever” quickly turn into a living nightmare.”
More recently, the cast added Benson, best known for her role as Hanna Marin in Pretty little Liars, to play Cara alongside Balfour who will play Garth. Rushbrook is set to play Caryl, Blake as Detective Rawlins, and Van Peebles as a character named Ash. Jonathan Keltz (Surroundings) is also expected to join the series as Detective Wiseman, as well as Talia Baume (Mad Men) as Bonnie. In addition, Balint Crystal (Midnight Mass) will join a colleague Mike Flanagan Jackson-Cohen alum as Liana, Nathalie Sharp (the flash) like Marissa, Geoff Gustafson (Time travelling machine) like Zach and Jake Foy will meet with Reign co-starred Keltz as Anton.
No further details on who the characters will be compared to Liv and Will have been released, but Wild region is currently filming in the United States and Canada. The series is produced by Firebird Pictures and writer and creator Dickens serves as executive producer. Other executive producers are directors So Yong Kim (Love song), and Elizabeth Kilgarriff who is also credited with writing.
Wild region launches in 2023 and will be available to stream on Amazon’s Prime Video “in over 240 countries and territories.”