Jenna Coleman heads into the Wilderness for Prime

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No, not another reality show but a novel adaptation. 

Jenna Coleman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Bly Manor) are leading the cast of Wilderness. Based on B.E. Jones’ 2017 novel, it’s been adapted by writer Marine Dickens into a drama series for Prime Video.

Here’s the synopsis for the show:

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…

BE Jones Wilderness cover art

Wilderness is a twisted love story, where a dream holiday and a supposedly “happily-ever-after” quickly turns into a living nightmare.

Speaking about the project, Jenna Coleman says:

“I’m very much looking forward to getting on the road, into the wilderness and the depths beyond. Working alongside Oliver, we will be exploring the boundaries of a relationship that is tested in unimaginable ways and in the hands of the wonderful So Yong Kim, Marnie Dickens and Liz Kilgarriff at Firebird Pictures. I know this is going to make for an extraordinary trip.”

The series comes from director So Yong Kim (Lovesong), who executive produces with Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Marnie Dickens. The producer is Firebird Pictures. Filming commences this month in the USA, Canada and UK, with the series launching on Prime Video in 2023.

Jenna Coleman

The former Doctor Who star continues to have in impressive post-TARDIS career. Since her role in Victoria, which ran for three seasons, she’s starred in psychological thriller The Cry and 1970s set international crime drama The Serpent.

Jenna Coleman in The Serpent

Next up, she’s to be seen as Johanna Constantine in Netflix’s adaptation of The Sandman, which launches on the 5th of August. Coleman also stars alongside Tom Burke and Amit Shah in the dark comedy film Klokkenluider, the directorial debut of actor Neil Maskell, expected sometime in 2022.

We’ll keep you posted on Wilderness.