‘Wayward’ Netflix Limited Series: Cast Announced, Filming Dates & What We Know So Far

Mae Martin's upcoming limited series with Netflix 'Wayward' begins filming in July 2024.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 09: Mae Martin attends Netflix Is A Joke Fest Presents “Nick Offerman & Friends Vs Climate Crisis” at Wilshire Ebell Theatre on May 09, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for NRDC)

Netflix has unveiled the cast of their limited series, Wayward, with comedian Mae Martin. Filming is to get underway in July, but we aren’t expecting to see the series on Netflix until sometime in 2025. Here’s everything we know so far about Wayward.

Netflix’s Wayward (previously titled Tall Pines) is created by Mae Martin who is also producing it and serving as co-showrunner. Martin’s credits include Mae Martin: SAP, Feel Good, The Flight Attendant. They are joined by second showrunner Ryan Scott, who worked on such projects as Servant, Treadstone and Fear The Walking Dead.

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Pictured: Mae Martin

Mae Martin commented in a statement:

“Tall Pines [now wayward is a story I’ve been dying to tell for years, and I’m beyond excited for people to see what we have in store! It’s going to be an insane roller coaster and so different to anything I’ve done before. Very very grateful to Netflix for supporting it, and I can’t wait to get going.”

Danielle Woodrow from Netflix Canada joined that statement:

“Tall Pines [now wayward] is a wildly entertaining story that explores the complex and sometimes twisted relationship between teens and adults. We’re thrilled to be working with a singular talent like Mae and bringing their unique voice to one of our first commissions for Netflix Canada.”

Ben Farrell is producing through his company, Objective Fiction (Feel Good, The Gold). Other producers include Hannah Mackay (Peep Show, Year of the Rabbit), Jennifer Kawaja (Sort Of, The Porter, Cardinal), and Bruno Dubé (Transplant, The Sticky).

What’s the plot of Wayward?

Here’s the logline for Netflix’s Wayward:

Tall Pines [now wayward is a thriller set in a bucolic but sinister town that explores the insidious underbelly of the “troubled teen industry” and the eternal struggle between one generation and the next.

Ben Farrell from Objective Fiction commented:

“Tall Pines [now wayward is a truly gripping, intergenerational mystery thriller. Objective Fiction is delighted to be partnering with Netflix and Sphere Media to bring Mae Martin’s latest creation to the screen.”

Who is cast in Wayward?

When the project was first announced, it was revealed that showrunner Mae Martin would be starring in Wayward. They are known for their work starring and writing the series Feel Good and starring in the comedy series The Flight Attendant.

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Picture: Mae Martin in Feel Good – Objective Fiction

New cast members have only been revealed recently. First, Brandon Jay McLaren (Graceland) was confirmed to join the cast, closely followed by Sarah Gadon (True Detective).

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Picture: Brandon Jay McLaren in Turner & Hooch (left) and Sarah Gadon in True Detective (right)

On June 5th, Deadline reported that five more actors had joined the cast: Patrick J. Adams (Suits), Patrick Gallagher (Ghost of Tsushima)Alyvia Alyn Lind (Chucky), Sydney Topliffe (Doin’ It), and Josh Close (Fargo).

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Picture: From top left to bottom right – Patrick J. Adams, Patrick Gallagher, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Sydney Topliffe and Josh Close

What’s the production status of Wayward?

Official Production Status: Pre-Production/Filming Scheduled (Last Updated: 05/06/2024)

The series is currently in pre-production as it prepares to start filming on July 2nd, 2024. Filming will last just over three months in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and will end by October 18th, 2024.

How many episodes will be in Wayward?

Netflix’s Wayward has been confirmed to be a limited series with eight episodes.

What’s the Netflix release date for Wayward?

Thanks to the filming schedule (July-October 2024), we’ll be waiting until 2025 for the release of Wayward.

An exact release date is many months from being revealed, but we expect to see the limited series on Netflix sometime in the summer or fall of 2025.

Are you looking forward to watching Wayward on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.