HBO Max has renewed Raised by Wolves for season 2. The renewal comes as Ridley Scott's sci-fi series is in the middle of its first season. But the show has been the top-performing title on the streaming service since its launch, with the audience continuing to grow. With that, WarnerMedia will soldier on for at least one more round of episodes.
Amanda Collin and Abubakar Salim lead the series cast. Winta McGrath (Aloft, Red Dog: True Blue), Niamh Algar (The Virtues, Calm With Horses), Jordan Loughran (The Infiltrator, Emerald City), Matias Varela (Narcos, Point Break), Felix Jamieson (Game of Thrones, The Ghost), Ethan Hazzard (The Long Song, Damned), Aasiya Shah (Call the Midwife,Unforgotten) Ivy Wong (Rogue One, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) and Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft) round out the ensemble. Sarah Aubrey, head of HBO Max, had this to say in a statement.
"When I think of Raised by Wolves, 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 actor's portrayals of these memorable characters, and artistry attached to the legendary work of Ridley Scott, Aaron Guzikowski and our phenomenal crew. This chart-topping series beautifully weaves together Ridley's hallmarks of sci-fi and horror while offering fans one of the most original storylines they've seen in some time. I can't wait to see what's in store for season two."
Raised by Wolves centers on two androids who have been handed the task of raising human children on a mysterious planet. The colony is at risk of being torn apart by religious differences when androids discover that controlling the beliefs of humans is a difficult task. Ridley Scott had this to say.
"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. 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."
This serves as a big win for the Alien and Gladiator director, who has been working on the show for a long time. It had originally been picked up to series several years back by TNT before eventually moving to HBO Max. The series made its debut on September 3 with the first three episodes and has been on the rise ever since.
There is no word yet on when we can expect to see season 2. Ridley Scott serves as an executive producer on the series and directed the first two episodes. The series was created by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners). The first seven episodes are currently available on HBO Max. Be sure to check out the official announcement from the Raised By Wolves Twitter account.