“Wilderness” (2023) – New Thriller Series on Prime Video

Wilderness is a new thriller series that premiered on Prime Video on September 15, 2023. It is based on the novel of the same name by B.E. Jones. The series stars Jenna Coleman as Liv, a young woman who discovers that her husband Will (played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen) has been cheating on her. In a fit of rage, she takes him on a road trip to the American wilderness, where she plans to exact her revenge. However, things quickly go wrong and the couple finds themselves in a fight for survival.

The Premise

Wilderness follows the story of a seemingly perfect couple whose “happily-ever-after” life takes a dark turn. As the series unfolds, viewers are taken on a gripping journey filled with suspense, drama, and unexpected twists. The show expertly blends elements of drama and thriller to create a unique and enthralling viewing experience.

The Cast

The cast of Wilderness delivers exceptional performances, bringing their characters to life with depth and nuance. Jenna Coleman stars as Liv Taylor, the protagonist caught in the middle of the twisted love story. Oliver Jackson-Cohen portrays Will Taylor, Liv’s husband, whose true nature gradually unravels. Ashley Benson takes on the role of Cara, a complex character who adds another layer of intrigue to the narrative. With their stellar performances, the cast of Wilderness elevates the series to new heights.

The Production

Wilderness is a joint production between Amazon Prime Video, Firebird Pictures, and Nomadic Pictures. The series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which provides a stunning backdrop for the unfolding events. The production team meticulously crafts each episode, ensuring that the visuals and storytelling align to create an immersive and captivating experience for viewers.

Release Date

September 15, 2023

Where to Watch

Prime Video

Season 1 Episode List

Happily Ever After

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Liv and Will, a British couple, are living the American dream in a luxurious apartment in glamorous New York. Their marriage is filled with intense passion and they believe they have found the perfect life together. However, their fairytale takes a dark turn when a chilling secret is revealed. In an attempt to save their marriage, they embark on a trip of a lifetime to the American Wilderness. Will this journey be the key to restoring their relationship?

The Other Woman

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Liv and Will have arrived at Yosemite, but Liv’s plans are disrupted when Cara unexpectedly shows up. This unexpected arrival brings past deceptions to the forefront of the present. As Liv and Cara’s rivalry escalates, more secrets are revealed. With Liv’s marriage on the verge of collapse, revenge becomes her only choice.

Repent at Leisure

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Liv is abruptly awakened by the overwhelming realization of her actions. She understands the urgent necessity of having an alibi, but just as the search operation commences, a horrifying surprise awaits her at her doorstep.

Home Sweet Home

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In Las Vegas, a tumultuous marriage finds itself trapped in a toxic agreement. Now, as Liv returns to New York, she desperately seeks to evade the terrifying aftermath of the journey, all while Detectives Rawlins and Wiseman inch closer to uncovering the truth.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

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Liv’s mother, Caryl, arrives from Wales and brings along a set of challenging questions, all while the police are getting closer to Liv.

Where White Knights Go to Die

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Liv’s toxic pact comes to a chilling conclusion, as the stage is set for an unexpected and dark showdown.

The Cast

Jenna Coleman

Jenna Coleman
Jenna Coleman

Jenna-Louise Coleman, now credited as Jenna Coleman, is an English actress who has appeared in various notable roles. She gained recognition for her portrayal of Jasmine Thomas in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2005 to 2009. Her performance in this role earned her nominations for the “Best Newcomer” award at the British Soap Awards in 2007 and the “Most Popular Newcomer” award at the National Television Awards in 2006. Additionally, she received a nomination for the “Best Actress” award at the TV Choice Awards.

In 2011, Coleman made her feature film debut in Captain America: The First Avenger. She also appeared as Susan Brown in a BBC Four television adaptation of the John Braine novel Room at the Top in 2012. That same year, she played Annie Desmond in the mini-series Titanic and provided the voice for the character Melia in the English dub of the video game Xenoblade Chronicles. Coleman was cast as Rosie in Dancing on the Edge in 2012 and portrayed Lydia Wickham in the adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley in 2013.

Coleman made a surprise appearance on Doctor Who in the first episode of the seventh series as Oswin Oswald, a guest character. She later became a series regular, debuting as Clara Oswin Oswald in the Christmas special episode “The Snowmen. She played the companion of the eleventh and twelfth Doctors until 2015. In 2016, she starred in the ITV drama Victoria.

Additionally, Coleman has taken on other notable roles, including Queen Victoria in the ITV period drama Victoria from 2016 to 2019, Joanna Lindsay in the crime miniseries The Cry in 2018, and Marie-Andrée Leclerc in the crime miniseries The Serpent in 2021.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen, a British actor, is widely recognized for his roles as Luke Crain in ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and Peter Quint in ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’, a Netflix original anthology series.

Born in London, Jackson-Cohen is the son of David Cohen, a fashion designer, and Betty Jackson. He attended Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London and honed his acting skills at the Youngblood Theater Company during weekends. At the young age of 14, he made his television debut in the series ‘Hollyoaks’ as Jean-Pierre, followed by a role as Marcus in ‘The Time of Your Life’ in 2007.

In 2008, he portrayed Phillip White in the BBC series ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’. Additionally, Jackson-Cohen appeared as Damon in the 2010 film ‘Going the Distance’, alongside Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. Notably, he delivered a captivating performance as a murderer alongside Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton in the film ‘Faster’. With over 26 credits and counting, spanning from 2002 to 2023, Jackson-Cohen has established an impressive career in television, film, and streaming, encompassing various series, limited series, films, and short films.

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson
Ashley Benson

Ashley Victoria Benson, born on December 18, 1989, has been involved in competitive dancing since the young age of 2. She has explored various dance styles such as hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap, and lyrical. In addition to her dancing, Ashley has also been singing since she was about 5 years old and has aspirations to pursue a career in singing alongside her acting endeavors. Ashley’s modeling journey began at the age of 5 when she started appearing in dance catalogs. This led to her being sought after by The Ford Modeling Agency when she was just 8 years old. She has continued to work in the modeling industry and is still associated with the Agency. At the age of 10, Ashley developed a strong interest in acting and went on to appear in 35 commercials before transitioning into theatrical roles. Acting quickly became Ashley’s passion, causing her to focus primarily on her acting career and reducing her involvement in modeling and dancing. One of Ashley’s notable recent roles is “Abby Deveraux” on the popular soap opera “Days of Our Lives” (1965). Furthermore, she made a cameo appearance in the music video for “True Love” by ‘Lil Romeo’ and Solange Knowles and participated in a photo shoot with Britney Spears for Vogue Magazine. Ashley also appeared in NLT’s music video for the song “That Girl”.

Wilderness

Wilderness

Name: Wilderness

Description: Deliciously twisted thriller starring Jenna Coleman. Liv and Will seem to have it all. A rock-solid marriage. A glamorous new life in New York. Until Liv learns about the affair. Enter the American road trip she’s fantasised about. For Will, it’s a chance to make amends, for Liv it’s a very different prospect – a landscape where accidents happen all the time. The perfect place to get revenge.

Seasons: 1

Country: United Kingdom

Director(s): Marnie Dickens, Kim So-yong

Writer(s): Marnie Dickens, Matilda Feyisayo Ibini

Cinematography: Kat Westergaard

Music: Morgan Kibby

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Actor(s): Jenna Coleman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ashley Benson, Eric Balfour, Morgana Van Peebles, Claire Rushbrook, Talia Balsam, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Jonathan Keltz

Companies: Amazon Prime Video, Firebird Pictures, Nomadic Pictures, Amazon Prime Video

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