Sci-fi Project Marks Scott’s Series Directorial Debut
Los Angeles, October 29, 2019– Announced today at the HBO Max WarnerMedia Day, Raised by Wolves, a serialized sci-fi series from master storyteller and filmmaker Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade Runner, Alien: Covenant) will premiere on the direct-to-consumer offering.
The epic serialized sci-fi series is executive produced and directed by Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade Runner, Alien: Covenant). Acclaimed writer Aaron Guzikowski, the visionary behind the highly lauded film Prisoners, created the 10-episode series and serves as showrunner and writer for the project, which recently wrapped production in Cape Town, South Africa. The series 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.
“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, HBO Max and president TBS, TNT, and truTV.
“The breathtaking worlds, compelling characters and intricate storylines that Ridley, Aaron and team have created for this project are mesmerizing,” added Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.
The cast includes 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).
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.
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About Scott Free TV
Scott Free Television is the television production company of acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott. In the 20 years since Scott Free was formed, the company has earned over 100 Emmy nominations with 22 wins, and 28 Golden Globe nominations for its television projects. Current productions include the forthcoming flagship HBO Max sci-fi series, RAISED BY WOLVES, the first-ever to be helmed by Ridley Scott, a drama about androids raising human children in an outer space colony; Amazon’s epic drama, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, concluding its climactic fourth and final season; recently ordered season four of THE GOOD FIGHT, the critically-acclaimed CBS All Access spin-off of THE GOOD WIFE; a second season of the AMC historical anthology series THE TERROR: INFAMY; the second season of the eponymous series adaptation of George Pendle’s book STRANGE ANGEL on CBS All Access; the Fox drama THE PASSAGE, based on Justin Cronin’s post-apocalyptic trilogy; and the National Geographic limited series THE HOT ZONE, based on the Richard Preston book and starring Julianna Margulies,and a new adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol set to premiere in December, starring Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis.
Other hailed Scott Free productions include the BAFTA-winning TABOO for FX/BBC1, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated, Peabody-winning drama, “The Good Wife,” which ran on CBS for seven seasons; two seasons of the esteemed PBS Civil War medical drama, “Mercy Street;” “Numb3rs,” which ran for six successful seasons on CBS; and the acclaimed Emmy-nominated National Geographic channel series of “Killing” telefilms: “Killing Jesus” “Killing Kennedy” “Killing Reagan” and the docudrama “Killing Lincoln.” Notable long form programs include “Klondike” for Discovery; the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated “The Pillars of the Earth” for Starz; “World Without End” for Reelz; Emmy-nominated “Into the Storm” for HBO; Emmy-nominated “The Andromeda Strain” and “Coma” for A&E; the Golden Globe-nominated “The Company” at TNT; and a feature-length digital series for X-Box/Microsoft, “Halo: Nightfall.” Acclaimed non-fiction programs include CNN’s “Crimes of the Century;” and longform documentaries such as the Emmy-winning special “Gettysburg” for History Channel; Hulu’s “Re: Generation Music Project,” directed by Amir Bar-Lev; “I Am Dying,” directed by Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin for National Geographic; and Apple’s “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” directed by Chris Perkel, which opened the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
With offices in Los Angeles and London, Scott Free works closely with RSA Films, one of the world’s largest and most successful commercial production houses.