Amazon Prime Video have announced a stellar cast for their upcoming drama adaptation of Beverley Jones’s thriller Wilderness, which will air in spring 2023. Dramatic rights to the book, published by Constable, were optioned by Firebird Pictures from Northbank Talent Management on behalf of The Ampersand Agency.
Jenna Coleman (The Serpent) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Invisible Man) have been cast as co-leads, and other cast members include Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Eric Balfour (Six Feet Under), Claire Rushbrook (Sherwood), Marsha Stephanie Blake (Orange Is the New Black) and Morgana Van Peebles (Superstition).
Wilderness revolves around 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.