Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi series “Raised by Wolves” has moved from TNT to HBO Max, WarnerMedia announced during its media event in Burbank on Tuesday. The company owns both the cable channel, which ordered the show in October 2018, and the forthcoming streaming service, which will be its new home.
According to the company, the 10-episode show is centered “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. ”
The series stars 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”).
“Raised by Wolves” is executive produced and directed by Scott (“The Martian”). The series was created by Aaron Guzikowski (“Prisoners”), who serves as showrunner and writer for the project, which recently wrapped production in Cape Town, South Africa.
Producers include 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.
“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 of HBO Max and president of TBS, TNT and truTV.
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, added: “The breathtaking worlds, compelling characters and intricate storylines that Ridley, Aaron and team have created for this project are mesmerizing.”
WarnerMedia revealed Tuesday that HBO Max is set to launch in May 2020. The service, unlike Netflix, will not release new seasons of its shows all at once. Instead, it’ll continue releasing episodes on a weekly basis, as HBO currently does, company executives said. A price has not yet been announced for the streaming service.