Androids wrestle to lift human youngsters on a mysterious planet within the first trailer for Raised by Wolves, a brand new sci-fi collection coming to HBO Max, courtesy of none apart from Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, and so forth., and so forth.). Created by Aaron Guzikowski, who additionally penned the script for the 2013 thriller Prisoners, the ten-episode collection was initially a straight-to-series order for TNT, however moved to HBO Max final October. Scott even directed the primary two episodes, making this his US TV directorial debut.
“I’m at all times looking for new frontiers within the sci-fi style and have discovered a real unique in Raised by Wolves— an entirely distinct and imaginative world, stuffed with characters scuffling with existential questions,” Scott told Deadline Hollywood in 2018 about what drew him to the mission. “What makes us human? What constitutes a household? And what if we may begin over once more and erase the mess we’ve made from our planet? Would we survive? Would we do higher?”
The tagline for the collection offers little away: “Mom was programmed to guard everybody after Earth had been destroyed. When the large unhealthy wolf reveals up, she is the one we should belief.” However the primary premise revealed throughout growth is that the story entails two androids serving as Mom (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim) figures on an odd virgin planet. They’re programmed to lift human youngsters to rebuild the inhabitants. Nonetheless, the folks of the fledgling colony develop stark non secular variations, and “the androids be taught that controlling the beliefs of people is a treacherous and troublesome process.”
Judging by the trailer, the precise collection is way weirder and extra difficult than that temporary description. “Collect spherical, youngsters,” we hear Mom say. It seems to be story time for her younger expenses, however this one may give them nightmares. “The Earth was destroyed by an excellent battle,” she says. “I used to be programmed to guard you. And now we begin once more.” Then Mom launches right into a creepy retelling of the Three Little Pigs as pictures flash by in fast succession, changing into more and more unusual and violent.
Travis Fimmel performs Marcus, who appears to be the unhealthy man within the collection. Or is he? All these pictures of a blood-spattered Mom emitting banshee wails with sufficient acoustic power to make heads explode suggests in any other case. And what’s Mom doing crouched and howling by an enormous pit? “The massive unhealthy wolf she was speaking about? That is her,” we’re advised.
Raised by Wolves debuts on HBO Max on September 3, 2020. Will or not it’s good? That is laborious to say, though the manufacturing values appear fairly spectacular and there is some robust Alien vibes. It is Ridley Scott, so we’ll positively be watching.
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