Sarah Pidgeon And Reign Edwards Share Biggest Changes Between Seasons Of The Wilds - Exclusive

Prior to "The Wilds" Season 2 premiere, the series stars Sarah Pidgeon, and Reign Edwards sat down for an exclusive interview with The List to discuss the project. In the Prime Video drama, Pidgeon plays Leah and Reign plays Rachel, two of eight teenage girls who are stranded on a deserted island in Season 1. Although most of the characters believe they crashed on the island due to a freak plane accident, it's revealed to the audience that they were purposefully put on the island for a social experiment run by Gretchen Klein, played by Rachel Griffiths.

The first season was full of tense moments that kept viewers on the edge of their seats, as the girls had to battle the elements to learn to survive away from any society. Going into Season 2, Pidgeon and Edwards discussed some of the most significant changes to the dynamics of their characters and to the series as a whole.

Biggest changes in shooting Season 2

One of the most obvious changes this season of "The Wilds" was the addition of all-new characters. While the first season had focused on the island of girls and how they survived, in this season, the audience gets to meet an island of teenage boys having the same experiment run on them. Continuing the original story where it left off, Season 2 also introduces the new characters and shows their journey on the island from the beginning.

Speaking about those changes to the story, Sarah Pidgeon told The List, "It sticks very true to the heart of the story and the tone that we had in Season 1, and it is elevated in Season 2 even more. There's more intensity because there are more stories. There's more feeling. There's more conflict." Pidgeon added that there were also more logistical changes behind the scenes. "The shooting schedule was different. We were in a different country as well, so the environment was different," she explained.

How the girl's headspaces have changed

Although this season of "The Wilds" is just as intense in a lot of ways, the girls aren't in as much immediate danger. Though they're still trapped on the island, they've already figured out some important skills for survival. "Collectively, the girls' headspaces were different because the immediate storyline of the immediate survival — that changes for the girls. That's not as imminent [a] threat, although they are still surviving in Season 2. It's different in a lot of ways," Sarah Pidgeon said.

Because the threats aren't as imminent for their characters, Leah and Rachel, the actresses enjoyed a few more light-hearted scenes together. Speaking about those moments, Reign Edwards said, "We had a ton of laughs on set, which was really nice, but also they — Leah and Rachel — didn't get along so well in Season 1. To see their commonalities and be able to play and build upon those, it's a perfect example of how we all think we have these big differences, but we actually have a lot more in common than we think and you can still come together. A lot of our stuff was really hilarious to me."

"The Wilds" Season 2 is now streaming on Prime Video.