After famed filmmaker Ridley Scott made his debut as the number 1 Max Originals since the platform's launch, HBO Max's serialized science fiction thriller Raised by Wolves has been extended for a second season. The series, which debuted in three episodes on September 3, continued to perform on the platform for its second week, growing its audience by nearly 50% week over week.
Raised by Wolves focuses on two androids set to raise human children on a mysterious virgin planet, Kepler 22-b. As the burgeoning human colony threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling people's beliefs is a treacherous and difficult task. Scott is executive producer on the series and directed the first two episodes. This was his directorial debut on the television series for the American audience. The series was created by Aaron Guzikowski, a celebrated writer and visionary behind the critically acclaimed prisoners.
Scott: “As a die-hard advertising man, I was blown away by the extraordinary HBO Max Marketing campaign, which conveyed the ambitious plot in such a provocative and tactile way and cleverly positioned our first season of Raised by Wolves as a" must watch "show. It must have been a remarkable challenge to selectively explore the richness of Aaron's storylines. We were even happier that the audience responded so enthusiastically. We were already deep in the "shifts" of season two when Aaron began creating what we think was another brilliant season that is one that stimulates the imagination. "
“When I think of Raised by Wolves, I think of artistry. Artistry in creating a compelling storyline, artistry in exceptional production design, special effects and cinematography, artistry in our actor's portrayals of these memorable characters, and artistry related to the legendary work of Ridley Scott, Aaron Guzikowski and our phenomenal crew, ”added Sarah Aubrey , Head of HBO Max, added. "This top series beautifully interweaves Ridley's trademarks of science fiction and horror, and offers fans one of the most original storylines they have seen in a while. I can't wait to see what happens in season two . "
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, Rest With Horses), Jordan Loughran ( The Infiltrator, Emerald City), Matias Varela (Narcos, Point Break), Felix Jamieson (Game of Thrones, The Spirit), Ethan Hazzard (The Long Song, damn it), Aasiya Shah (Call the midwife, unforgotten), Ivy Wong ( Star Wars: Rogue One, Maleficent 2) and Travis Fimmel (Vikings).
The extensive visual effects work overseen by Production VFX Supervisor Raymond McIntyre is supported by Barnstorm, BUF, Cosa, CVD / Crafty Apes, Extraordinary Heads, Mind & Machine, Mr X, Pixel Magic, Pixomondo, Shad and Spin very well done VFX, UPP and Visionary FX studios.
The series is produced by Scott's Scott Free Productions with Scott, the writer and creator Guzikowski, David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle), Jordan Sheehan (The Terror), Adam Kolbrenner (Prisoner) and Mark Huffam (The Martian). serve as executive producers.
Source: HBO max
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