The new series “Raised by Wolves,” a serialized sci-fi series from storyteller and filmmaker Ridley Scott will now premiere on HBO Max. The show was originally slated to premiere on TNT, but now will move to HBO Max after the service launches in Spring 2020.
The series is executive produced and directed by Ridley Scott. Writer Aaron Guzikowski created the 10-episode series and serves as showrunner and writer for the project, which recently wrapped production in Cape Town, South Africa. 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.
“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,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president TBS, TNT, and truTV.
“The breathtaking worlds, compelling characters and intricate storylines that Ridley, Aaron and team have created for this project are mesmerizing,” added Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.
The cast 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).
The series is produced by Scott’s Scott Free Productions, with Scott, Guzikowski, David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle), Jordan Sheehan (The Terror), Adam Kolbrenner (Prisoners) and Mark Huffam (The Martian) serving as executive producers.
HBO Max is expected to launch in May of 2020, and will cost $14.99 per month. At launch, AT&T will immediately offer HBO Max to the roughly 10M HBO subscribers on AT&T distribution platforms, at no additional charge. HBO Now direct-billed users who subscribe directly through HBONow.com will also have access to Warner Media’s HBO Max. AT&T customers on premium video, mobile and broadband services will be offered bundles with HBO Max included at no additional charge.
The other projects announced tonight include a new Gina Rodriguez movie, and the network also confirmed that “Rick and Morty” episodes will be available to subscribers. The company outlined the kids content that is slated to launch on the service, as well as new shows from Elizabeth Banks and Mindy Kaling. HBO Max is also the new home to the DC Comic series “Strange Adventures” and “Green Lantern.”
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