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Amazon Orders The Wilds Season 2, Netflix Takes Ivy & Bean and The Cipher

Just a week after the first season debuted, Amazon Prime Video has given the green light to The Wilds Season 2. You can watch The Wilds Season 2 announcement below.

Amazon Orders The Wilds Season 2, Netflix Takes Ivy & Bean and The Cipher

The first 10 episodes premiered on the streaming service on Friday, December 11.

Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island.

The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they’ve all endured.

There’s just one twist to this thrilling drama… these girls did not end up on this island by accident.

The series stars industry veteran Rachel Griffiths, as well as a mix of familiar and fresh faces that include Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause, Reign Edwards, Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Erana James, Sarah Pidgeon, David Sullivan, and Troy Winbush.

The Wilds is co-produced by Amazon Studios and ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. Sarah Streicher (Daredevil) created the series and also serves as executive producer alongside Amy B. Harris (Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries), Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings), and Dylan Clark (The Batman and Bird Box).

In more streaming news, Netflix has optioned the rights to Annie Barrows’ New York Times bestselling book series Ivy & Bean and will adapt them into family films one hour in length.

In the series, Ivy and Bean never expected to be friends. Bean is loud, exuberant and fearless. Ivy is quiet, thoughtful and observant. However, sometimes an adventure reveals that opposites can become the best of friends.

The films will be written by Kathy Waugh (Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Molly of Denali).

The producers are Lionsgate TV-backed Kindle Entertainment, as well as Melanie Stokes and Anne Brogan (The A List, Kiss Me First, Four Kids and It).

“With a 1-hour run-time, the Ivy & Bean film series will still very much be movies the whole family can enjoy,” said Naketha Mattocks, Director Family Features at Netflix.

“Safe, fun and elevated comedy-adventures, they also have the wonderful benefit of giving the youngest members of the family an opportunity to see themselves as the star of their own story.”

Netflix has also optioned Isabella Maldonado’s The Cipher, which will be adapted into a feature film starring Jennifer Lopez.

In the story, FBI agent Nina Guerrero (Lopez) finds herself drawn into a serial killer’s case after he strategically posts complex codes and riddles online corresponding to recent murders in order to lure her into a cat and mouse chase.

The producers are Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, and Benny Medina. The executive producers include Liza Fleissig, Ginger Harris-Dontzin, Isabella Maldonado, and Catherine Hagedorn. The associate producer is Courtney Baxter.

Award-winning author Isabella Maldonado wore a gun and badge in real life before writing crime fiction. A graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and the first Latina in her department to attain the rank of captain, she commanded the Special Investigations and Forensics Division before retiring after twenty-two years on the force.

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