One part The Hunger Games, one part The Wilds, the latest could-be hit series from Amazon is Panic. Based on the 2015 novel by author Lauren Oliver, the story revolves around high school seniors competing to win enough money to escape their hometown. Set in the fictional town of Carp, located in the middle of nowhere, these summer games may seem like a ticket out... if they don't kill you first. Let's discuss everything you need to know about Amazon's Panic including the release date, cast, and more.
The original novel focused on two competitors, Heather and Dodge. Dodge had always planned to compete in the games. On the other hand, Heather is a last-minute challenger who assumed she would simply live out her life in her town. The two of them find themselves against people they consider friends, like Heather's BFF Natalie, as well as foes like Ray.
Amazon greenlit the adaptation as part of a set of YA shows back in 2019, alongside runaway 2020 hit The Wilds. This series is particularly notable because the author, Oliver, adapted her own work to the screen version as the project's creator, writer, and executive producer.