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Things We Saw Today: HBO Max’s ‘Raised by Wolves’ Returns for a Second Season

Plus 'Batman: the Animated Series', Missile Toads, and more!

With countless new series premiering nearly every day, it’s hardly a surprise that plenty of good shows fall through the cracks. One such show is HBO Max’s cerebral science fiction saga Raised by Wolves. Created by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), the series follows the story of two androids restarting humanity on a new planet after religious divides and wars have ruined Earth. The androids, Father (Abubakar Salim) and Mother (Amanda Collin), raise a new generation of children to be atheists, but trouble comes in the form of a group of religious humans looking to colonize their planet.

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The first two episodes of season one were directed by executive producer Ridley Scott, who imbues the series with imagery reminiscent of Prometheus and the Blade Runner. The series similarly tackles humanity within artificial intelligence, as well as larger themes of faith, purpose, and adaptability. While the first season of the series started off slow, Wolves picks up steam and makes for a compelling watch.

Now, Raised by Wolves returns with a second season, which we get a glimpse of in the first new trailer. There’s plenty of biblical imagery, futuristic weaponry, and compelling performances in the trailer. And the series’ greatest asset continues to be Amanda Collin, who plays the android Mother with steely reserve and conviction.

If you’re looking for a creepy new sci-fi series to escape into, Raised by Wolves is a strong bet. And you’ve got time to binge the first season before season 2 drops next year.

Raised by Wolves season 2 begins streaming on February 3, 2022 on HBO Max.

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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