HBO’s new streaming service, HBO Max is no exception, offering an intriguing new show called “Raised By Wolves.” The first trailer for the show hit YouTube Aug. 5.
According to a description by Deadline, “Raised By Wolves” centers around two androids — Father and Mother — tasked with raising human children on a mysterious new planet after the Earth was destroyed by a great war. 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 show was originally ordered for the cable channel TNT, but made the leap to HBO Max. It has undertones that are a little reminiscent of Netflix’s recent sci-fi drama “I Am Mother,” but that’s not a bad thing. That Australian-made indie sci-fi flick was pretty darn good
Ridley Scott has had a large part to play in this, serving as an executive producer and directing two episodes, including the premiere. Scott’s son Luke, who cut his teeth as a second unit director on “Alien: Covenant,” “The Martian” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” also directed three episodes.
The show has been created by Aaron Guzikowski, best known for penning the 2013 film “Prisoners” and 2017’s not-terrible remake of “Papillon.” Other writers include Karen Campbell, Heather Bellson, Donald Joh and Sinead Daly.