What is Wilderness on Prime Video about?

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Prime Video is about to reveal a new thriller series called Wilderness. What’s it about and when can you enjoy it? Find out here!

Based on the book by B.E. Jones, Wilderness focuses on Liv (Jenna Coleman) and Will (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) as they take a vacation across America’s National Parks. However, it’s no romantic trip; Will is trying to make up for his affair with colleague Cara (Ashley Benson).

When Liv realizes Will is still carrying on the affair, she decides to use the vacation as a way to arrange an “accident” for him. Now, across two weeks and a few thousand miles of forest, the pair engage in a twisted game.

The series appears to mix the trip with flashbacks to Liv, Will and Cara’s lives, and what appears to be flash-forwards to the aftermath of the trip. This fantastic thriller looks ready to put fans on a wild ride for one woman’s quest for a perfect life.

Take a look at the official synopsis from Prime Video.

"“Based on B.E. Jones’ novel of the same name, Wilderness features British couple Liv (Coleman) and Will (Jackson-Cohen) who seem to have it all: a rock-solid marriage; a glamorous new life in New York thousands of miles from their provincial hometown; and still young enough to feel that their whole lives are ahead of them. Until Liv learns about Will’s affair. Heartbreak is swiftly followed by another emotion: fury. Revenge is her only option, and when Will proposes a trip around America’s epic National Parks to give their relationship a fresh start, Liv knows just how to get it… Wilderness is a twisted love story, where a dream holiday and a supposedly “happily-ever-after” quickly turns into a living nightmare.”"

When does Wilderness premiere?

The six-episode series will drop on Friday, Sept. 15 on Prime Video. It’s unclear yet if it will be a binge release or weekly installments.

Who stars in Wilderness?

The cast of the show is good, highlighted by Jenna Coleman, well known for her turns in Doctor Who and The Sandman with Oliver Jackson-Cohen as her husband and Ashley Benson as the woman caught between them.

  • Jenna Coleman as Liv
  • Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Will
  • Ashley Benson as Cara
  • Eric Balfour as Garth
  • Claire Rushbrook as Caryl
  • Marsha Stephanie Blake as Detective Rawlings
  • Morgana Van Peebles as Ash
  • Jonathan Keltz as Detective Wiseman
  • Talia Balsam as Bonnie
  • Crystal Balint as Liana
  • Natalie Sharp as Marissa
  • Geoff Gustafson as Zach
  • Jake Foy as Anton
  • Jerod Thomas Winfrey Blake as Male Hiker

With its great cast and a thrilling tale of revenge and games, Wilderness should be a fun watch when it hits Prime Video.

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Wilderness premieres Friday, Sept. 15 on Prime Video.