|Raised by Wolves|
Promotional poster for the series.
|Created by||Aaron Guzikowski|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Running time||42–54 minutes|
|Original network||HBO Max|
|Original release||September 3, 2020 –|
Raised by Wolves is an American science fiction drama television series created by Aaron Guzikowski that premiered on HBO Max on September 3, 2020. The first two episodes were directed by Ridley Scott, who also serves as an executive producer for the show.
Raised by Wolves centers around "two androids — Father and Mother — tasked with raising human children on Kepler-22b 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."
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|1||"Raised by Wolves"||Ridley Scott||Aaron Guzikowski||September 3, 2020|
|2||"Pentagram"||Ridley Scott||Aaron Guzikowski||September 3, 2020|
|3||"Virtual Faith"||Luke Scott||Aaron Guzikowski||September 3, 2020|
|4||"Nature's Course"||TBA||Aaron Guzikowski||September 10, 2020|
|5||"Infected Memory"||TBA||Heather Bellson||September 10, 2020|
The remaining episodes of the series include:[a]
On October 8, 2018, it was announced that TNT had given the production a series order. Executive producers were expected to include Ridley Scott, Aaron Guzikowski, David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, Adam Kolbrenner, and Robyn Meisinger. Scott was also set to direct the first two episodes and Guzikowski to write it. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Scott Free Productions, Studio T, and Madhouse Entertainment. The series was filmed in South Africa, substituting for the exoplanet Kepler-22b.
In January 2019, it was announced that Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Jordan Loughran, Aasiya Shah, and Ivy Wong had been cast in starring roles. In March 2019, Matias Varela was cast in a starring role.
On August 26, 2020, an official companion podcast produced by iHeartRadio was announced via a trailer published across all podcasting platforms, with the first episode premiering on September 3, 2020, in tandem with the launch of the series itself.
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 69% of 32 critic reviews were positive, with an average rating of 6.82/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Bristling with imagination and otherworldly imagery, Raised by Wolves is a bloody exploration of artificial intelligence and religious belief that will stimulate the eye and mind—if not the heart." Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 65 out of 100 based on 17 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly gave the series a B- and wrote a review saying, "I've seen six episodes, and worry that the momentum drags. This is the kind of show where two sides fight, and then spend half a season preparing to fight again. The eccentric performances are intriguing, though." John Anderson of The Wall Street Journal said, "The storyline is involved, but keeps a viewer off-balance in a good way. It looks great. And Mother... is the most memorable female/female-like space entity since Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in Alien."
RAISED BY WOLVES will also reach television audiences exclusively on CTV Sci-Fi with a sneak-peak season premiere, Thursday Sept. 3 at 9:3 0p.m. ET. The season will continue to unfold Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning September 4.
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