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Things are getting even more biblical in the official trailer for Season 2 of Raised by Wolves. The hit sci-fi series, which returns to HBO Max early next month, will continue to explore the struggle between robots discovering their humanity and humans falling deeper into the dark pits of their own hubris.
Per the official synopsis, Season 2 picks up with android partners Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim) moving their brood of six children to an Eden-like tropical zone of Kepler-22b. And yes, snakes are included. Not only the reptilian kind, but also those untrustworthy individuals who fancy themselves prophets, making all sorts of shiny promises they can't keep while decrying those they see as heretics.
"Navigating this strange new society is only the start of their troubles as Mother’s 'natural child' threatens to drive what little remains of the human race to extinction," adds the plot description.
Watch the trailer below:
The Ridley Scott-produced project (created by Prisoners screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski) was renewed for a sophomore outing in September 2020 after it became the highest-rated HBO Max original since the platform's launch earlier that year.
"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," Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, said in a statement at the time. "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 2."
"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," added 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."
Scott and Guzikowski serve as executive producers alongside David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle), Jordan Sheehan (The Terror), Adam Kolbrenner (Prisoners), and Mark Huffam (The Martian).
Speaking with Deadline shortly after the first season premiered, Guzikowski revealed that he had already begun writing a second season, despite not knowing whether the series would be renewed. "I knew that if I didn’t keep going ... I wouldn’t have that lead time to keep going," he explained. "So I took a little gamble on that one. The series is filling up all the parking spaces in my brain right now. So, as long as it goes, I’m just going to kind of just live on Kepler-22b."
Winta McGrath (Aloft), Niamh Algar (Calm With Horses), Jordan Loughran (The Infiltrator), Matias Varela (Narcos), Felix Jamieson (Game of Thrones,, Ethan Hazzard (Damned), Aasiya Shah (Unforgotten) Ivy Wong (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and Travis Fimmel (Vikings) co-star.
Raised by Wolves returns to HBO Max Thursday, Feb. 3. The entire first season is now streaming on HBO Max.