Director Ridley Scott is making a little transition from film to TV with a serialized sci-fi series that he’s currently developing called Raised By Wolves. This will be the first TV project that Scott will be directing.
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 10-episode series was created by writer Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and he also serves as showrunner and writer for the project, which recently wrapped production in Cape Town, South Africa.
Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president TBS, TNT, and truTV had this to say in a statement:
“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.
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max added:
“The breathtaking worlds, compelling characters and intricate storylines that Ridley, Aaron and team have created for this project are mesmerizing.”
The cast for the series includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), 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), Matias Varela (Narcos, Point Break), Felix Jamieson(Game of Thrones, The Ghost), Ethan Hazzard (The Long Song, Damned), Jordan Loughran (The Infiltrator, Emerald City), Aasiya Shah (Call the Midwife, Unforgotten) and Ivy Wong (Star Wars: Rogue One, Maleficent 2).
As a fan of Ridley Scott, I’m looking forward to seeing how this series turns out. It sounds like it’ll be a great show!
HBO Max launches in May 2020!