Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

Sci-Fi Series From Executive Producer Ridley Scott Raised by wolves coming to HBO Max in September.

Androids struggle to raise human children on a mysterious planet in the first trailer for Raised by wolvesa new sci-fi series coming to HBO Max, courtesy of none other than Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, Etc.). Created by Aaron Guzikowski, who also wrote the script for the 2013 thriller prisoners, the ten-episode series was initially a direct order to TNT, but moved to HBO Max last October. Scott even directed the first two episodes, making this his American TV directorial debut.

“I am always looking for new frontiers in the sci-fi genre and have found a real original in Raised by wolves- a completely different and imaginative world, full of characters struggling with existential questions,” Scott told Deadline Hollywood in 2018 about what drew him to the project. “What makes us human? What is a family? And what if we could start over and wipe out the mess we’ve made of our planet? Would we survive? Would we do better?”

The series’ tagline reveals little: “Mother was programmed to protect everyone after the Earth was destroyed. When the big bad wolf shows up, she’s the one we should trust.” But the premise revealed during development is that the story is about two androids who serve as mother (Amanda Collin) and father (Abubakar Salim) on a strange virgin planet. They are programmed to raise human children to rebuild the population. However, the people of the fledgling colony develop strong religious differences, and “the androids learn that controlling people’s beliefs is an insidious and difficult task.”

Judging by the trailer, the actual series is much weirder and more complicated than that brief description. “Come together, children,” we hear Mother say. It seems to be time for the story for her young accusers, but this one could give them nightmares. “The Earth has been devastated by a great war,” she says. “I’m programmed to protect you. And now we start again.’ Then Mother embarks on an eerie retelling of the Three Little Pigs, as images flash by in quick succession, growing stranger and more violent.

Travis Fimmel plays Marcus, who appears to be the villain in the series. Or is he? All those images of a blood-spattered mother radiating banshee wails with enough acoustic energy to make heads explode suggests otherwise. And what is mother doing crouching and crying in front of a gigantic pit? “The big bad wolf she was talking about? That’s her,” we are told.

Raised by wolves debuts on HBO Max on September 3, 2020. Will it be good? That’s hard to say, although the production values ​​seem quite impressive and there are some strong ones Alien feeling. It’s Ridley Scott, so we’ll definitely be watching.

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By akfire1

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