Highly anticipated new show about two androids raising human children on a mysterious planet launches September 3.
If you love the new breed of high-production value episodic sci-fi like Westworld, or Lost in Space, then Ridley Scott’s upcoming HBO Max series, Raised by Wolves, could be the new must-watch. 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. Scott directed the first two episodes of the 10-episode series, his television series directorial debut for American audiences.
The cast includes Amanda Collin (A Conspiracy of Faith, A Horrible Woman), Abubakar Salim (Fortitude, Jamestown), Winta McGrath (Aloft, Red Dog: True Blue), Niamh Algar (The Virtues, Calm With Horses), Jordan Loughran (The Infiltrator, Emerald City), Matias Varela (Narcos, Point Break), Felix Jamieson (Game of Thrones, The Ghost), Ethan Hazzard (The Long Song, Damned), Aasiya Shah (Call the Midwife, Unforgotten), Ivy Wong (Star Wars: Rogue One, Maleficent 2) and Travis Fimmel (Vikings).
As the trailer shows, the series is filled with scenes of distant worlds, starships, vehicles, weapons, high-tech gadgetry, you name it – the VFX looks quite good, and the list of studios participating is extensive: Barnstorm, BUF, Cosa, CVD / Crafty Apes, Exceptional Minds, Mind & Machine, Mr X, Pixel Magic, Pixomondo, Shad, Spin VFX, UPP, and Visionary FX Studios.
The series is produced by Scott's Scott Free Productions, with Scott, writer and creator Aaron Guzikowski, David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle), Jordan Sheehan (The Terror), Adam Kolbrenner (Prisoners) and Mark Huffam (The Martian) serving as executive producers.
Source: HBO Max
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