HBO Max greenlights second season of Raised by Wolves
Just fourteen days following the series debuted to strong reviews from critics and audience and bold viewership numbers for the streaming platform, week growing in audience by 50 percent in its second, Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves has earned a swift second season renewal from HBO Max!
centers around two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. Because the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn by religious differences apart, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is really a difficult and treacherous task.
“When I believe of Raised by Wolves, I believe of artistry; artistry in crafting a compelling storyline, artistry in the out-of-this-world production design, special cinematography and effects, artistry inside our actor’s portrayals of the memorable characters, and artistry mounted on the legendary work of Ridley Scott, Aaron Guzikowski and our phenomenal crew,” Sarah Aubrey, head of HBO Max, said in a statement. “This chart-topping series beautifully weaves together Ridley’s hallmarks of sci-fi and horror and will be offering fans probably the most original storylines they’ve observed in time. I can’t wait to see what’s waiting for you for season two.”
The cast includes Amanda Collin (A Conspiracy of Faith, AN AWFUL 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).
“Being a dyed-in-the-wool advertising man, I was knocked out by the extraordinary campaign done by HBO Max marketing, which conveyed the ambitious storyline in that tactile and provocative manner, and deftly positioned our first season of Raised by Wolves as a ‘must watch’ show,” Scott said in a statement. “It will need to have been a notable challenge to plumb the riches In Aaron’s storylines selectively. We were happier that audiences have responded so enthusiastically even. We have been already deep in to the ‘layers’ of season 2, as Aaron has begun to shape what we think will undoubtedly be another brilliant season to inspire the imagination.”
The series is made 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.
The highly-anticipated series premiere debuted on September 3 on HBO Max, on October 1 with the initial season finale set to bow! Scott directed the initial two episodes of the 10-episode series, marking his television series directorial debut for American audiences.