Raised by Wolves, directed and produced by Ridley Scott, is moving to the latest streaming platform after it was originally picked up straight to series a year ago at TNT.
Created by writer Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) the series will be a 10-part epic. Guzikowski will also serve as the series’ showrunner. Here’s the official synopsis:
The series centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.
The project recently wrapped production in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s an intriguing move for Scott who, at nearly 82-years-old, has helmed some of the finest sci-fi fare the world has ever known, be it Alien, Blade Runner, or The Martian.
“As we strive to set a high creative bar for HBO Max, there’s no better person to set that bar than Ridley Scott as he delivers his first season of yet another incredible vision realized,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and president of TBS, TNT and truTV.
“The breathtaking worlds, compelling characters and intricate storylines that Ridley, Aaron and team have created for this project are mesmerizing,” added Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.
The cast of Raised by Wolves includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Amanda Collin (A Conspiracy of Faith), Abubakar Salim (Jamestown), Winta McGrath (Aloft), Niamh Algar (The Virtues), Matias Varela (Narcos), Felix Jamieson (Game of Thrones), Ethan Hazzard (Damned), Jordan Loughran (Emerald City), Aasiya Shah (Call the Midwife) and Ivy Wong (Star Wars: Rogue One).
Scott Free Productions, produced the series with the director, Guzikowski, David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle), and Jordan Sheehan (The Terror). It was executive produced by Adam Kolbrenner (Prisoners) and Mark Huffam (The Martian).