The Wilds brings us a coming-of-age tale that looks very much like Lost. The question on many minds is whether it’s based on a true story.
The Wilds Season 2 has recently dropped on Prime Video, and it was everything we hoped for and more. The series follows a group of teenage girls involved in a plane crash onto a deserted island. They need to figure out how to survive.
We eventually find out that this wasn’t an accident at all. They also weren’t actually involved in a plane crash. Instead, it’s a social experiment orchestrated by someone who wants to prove that women should rule the world.
To do that, she has another experiment on another island running. A group of teenage boys have also faced the same “fate.”
Is The Wilds a real story?
Of course, with something as outlandish as this, it would seem like there is some truth to the story. Is it possible that this is based on real events?
According to Sarah Streicher, the creator of the series, shared that this isn’t based on a true story. The story is something that has purely been created for the story. There is nothing that has been inspired by true events.
Well, we don’t know it is. After all, this is a social experiment that is running without anyone knowing about it. Gretchen knows that what she’s doing is against the law. There is a risk to her freedom, so she’s working hard to keep this as something private. I guess there could be something out there that is just like this if you want to be a conspiracy theorist.
The decision was to mix survival with a coming-of-age drama. It seems like an odd mixture, but we’ve seen that it works very well for the series.
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