It looks like the man most famous for kickstarting the Alien film franchise has a small screen hit on his hands.
The Ridley Scott-produced Raised by Wolves has been renewed by HBO Max for a second season even before Season 1 has run its course, as reported by comicbook.com. Contributing to the show’s success, Scott also directed the first two episodes of this season–marking the first time he has helmed a TV series in decades.
The s/f-horror series–created by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners)–reportedly is the top-performing original HBO Max series since the platform began in May. The first three episodes debuted Sept. 3, and the eight-episode first season will continue with new shows each week until the finale hits later this month.
The show tells the compelling story of two androids–Father and Mother–given the job of raising human children on a mysterious planet known as Kepler-22b after the Earth was destroyed by a terrible war. As the colony “threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task,” according to the official synopsis.
Raised by Wolves stars Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Jordan Loughran, Matias Varela, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Aasiya Shah, Ivy Wong and Travis Fimmel.
In announcing the decision to renew the show for a second season, Sarah Aubrey, head honcho at HBO Max, praised the cast and crew. “When I think of Raised by Wolves,” she said, “I think of artistry–artistry in crafting a compelling storyline; artistry in the out-of-this-world production design, special effects and cinematography; artistry in our actors’ portrayals of these memorable characters; and artistry attached to the work of Ridley Scott, Aaron Guzikowski and our crew.”
Scott painted a rosy picture of what lays ahead for the series. “We are already deep into the layers of Season 2,” he said, “as Aaron has begun to shape what we think will be another brilliant season to inspire the imagination.”
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