In addition to premiering two brand new episodes, HBO Max has today ordered a second season of "Raised by Wolves," a serialized sci-fi series from master storyteller and filmmaker Ridley Scott, which has immersed fans into the rich, intricate world of Kepler 22-b.
The series, which debuted with three episodes on September 3rd, has continued to be a strong performer in its second week on the platform, growing its audience by nearly 50% week over week. Seven episodes (out of ten) from the first season are currently available to stream.
A premiere date for the second season has yet to be announced.
"Being a dyed-in-the-wool advertising man, I was knocked out by the extraordinary campaign done by HBO Max marketing, which conveyed the ambitious storyline in such a provocative and tactile manner, and deftly positioned our first season of Raised by Wolves as a “must watch” show. It must have been a notable challenge to selectively plumb the riches In Aaron’s storylines. We were even happier that audiences have responded so enthusiastically," said Scott. "We are already deep into the “layers” of season 2, as Aaron has begun to shape what we think will be another brilliant season to inspire the imagination."
"Raised by Wolves" 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.
Scott serves as an executive producer on the series and directed the first two episodes, marking his television series directorial debut for American audiences. The series was created by Aaron Guzikowski, acclaimed writer and visionary behind the highly lauded film, Prisoners.
"Raised by Wolves" stars Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Jordan Loughran, Matias Varela, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Aasiya Shah, Ivy Wong and Travis Fimmel.
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.