The Door is Closed on Ridley Scott’s Visionary Sci-Fi Drama Raised by wolveswhich was officially canceled by HBO Max after two seasons.
Created by Aaron Guzikowski and executive produced by Scott, the series centers on two androids tasked with raising children on a mysterious planet after Earth is torn apart by a great war. The show marked Scott’s directorial debut on television and was met with critical acclaim upon the end of its run.
“Although we are not proceeding with the third season of Raised by wolves“HBO Max said in a statement to Variety. “We are beyond grateful to the stellar cast and crew, our creators Aaron Guzikowski, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker and the entire team at Scott Free Productions, for their magnificent artistry and unique ability to immerse fans. in the world of Kepler-22b. »
In star Abubakar Salim’s lengthy Twitter thread, he said that while Season 3 is in doubt, the creation has “a fully fleshed out and planned script, a Goliath of a production team behind us, an incredible reception from critics and critics, and above all, such a strong community base internationally, it cannot be ignored.
The show will no longer be on HBO Max, but the hope of Salim, Scott Free Productions and fans is that the show can be picked up elsewhere, according to Variety. You can read Salim’s full thread here:
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This news comes at an interesting time for the streaming platform, with HBO’s parent company, WarnerMedia, in the midst of a transition period after being sold by AT&T and combined with Discovery to form Warner Bros. Discovery.
With Discovery CEO David Zaslav at the helm, there have been several notable changes, including the removal of The News+ and a potential sale of The CW. Raised by wolves seems to be another unfortunate loss due to the merger.
It’s not unprecedented for a cult sci-fi show to be given new life. Syfy canceled The extent after its third season but was brought back from the dead by Amazon Prime and allowed to complete its story. Hell, Futurama was canceled twice and now it’s revived Again by Hulu.
Right now, Raised by wolves The Season 2 finale could serve as the series finale, so we recommend giving it a quick watch on HBO Max while it’s still on the platform. Don’t despair though, the doors could reopen soon enough.