Producer Sir Ridley Scott and actress Sigourney Weaver on the set of Exodus: Gods and Kings {image via 20th Century Fox}

Academy award winning British filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott(director of Alien, Blade Runner, and The Martian and executive producer of The Man in the High Castle) is directing and executive producer of a new science fiction show for HBO Max.

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According to our distinguished colleagues at Deadline: “Raised By Wolves, from writer-showrunner Aaron Guzikowski, Scott Free, Turner’s Studio T and Madhouse Entertainment, centers on two androids — Father and Mother — 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.”

As you can see in this trailer, android Mother (played by Amanda Collin, Oraklet in Theo & Den Magiske Talismen) uses the traditional method of teaching lessons through storytelling. One wonders if Mother and Father will read The Adventures of Pinocchio to teach their children not to tell fibs.

{image via HBO Max}

In addition to Collin as Mother, Raised by Wolves will feature Jordan Loughran (Tip in Emerald City) as Tempest, Ethan Hazzard (Isaac in the horror movie The Dare), and Abubakar Salim (the voice of Bayak in the Assassin’s Creed videogames) as Father. Australian actor/model Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok in The History Channel’s Vikings) will co-star as Marcus.

Sir Ridley Scott was knighted in 2003, and inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007. He’s been nominated for an Oscar for Best Director three times (for Thelma & LouiseGladiator and Black Hawk Down) and he won the Oscar for Best Picture for The Martian, which he also directed.

Raised by Wolves is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

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