The visual effects look low budget for being an HBO show but I'm super intrigued and will download.
When you watch as many movies and TV shows as I do (it’s my job, don’t judge me!), you tend to thirst for something fresh and exciting. More often than not, even if I’m enjoying a film/TV series, there’s an “I’ve seen this before” approach to it all. There’s nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes. So whenever something comes along that looks genuinely different and unique, I tend to perk up. And that’s the case here.
To be clear: I haven’t seen this show yet, and I’ve been burned by good trailers for lackluster productions many, many times. But the imagery on display in this trailer is appropriately weird and otherworldly, and I can only hope the series itself is as promising. Raised by Wolves follows “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.” I’m worried that the trailer might give too much away here, but hopefully that’s not the case, and plenty of surprises await.
In addition to executive producing, Scott directs the first two episodes of the 10-episode series, making this his American TV debut. The cast includes Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Jordan Loughran, Matias Varela, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Aasiya Shah, Ivy Wong, and Travis Fimmel. Raised by Wolves was created and written by Aaron Guzikowski.
Raised by Wolves hits HBO Max on September 3.