Ridley Scott has unveiled his latest project, and it looks like the legendary filmmaker is making the jump to TV for a new sci-fi series. And the good news is the new series has nothing to do with the “Alien” or “Blade Runner” franchises!
Deadline is reporting that Scott has signed on to direct a new series titled “Raised by Wolves,” which will be for TNT. The series sounds pretty interesting, as it follows a couple of robots that are in charge of raising human kids on a virgin planet. As you might expect, everything soon goes to hell, as religious differences fracture the colony and the robots have to figure out how to manage the humans.
The other bit of good news is that “Raised by Wolves” comes from the writer of “Prisoners,” Aaron Guzikowski, who will handle the series’ writing and showrunning duties.
“I’m always searching for new frontiers in the sci-fi genre and have found a true original in ‘Raised by Wolves’ – a wholly distinct and imaginative world, full of characters struggling with existential questions: What makes us human? What constitutes a family? And what if we could start over again and erase the mess we’ve made of our planet? Would we survive? Would we do better?” said Scott. “Given TNT’s impressive run of bold, quality programming, this feels like exactly the right home for this kind of ambitious television.”
“Ridley Scott is simply the best there is in the sci-fi genre,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “Besides directing some of the most important sci-fi films of all-time, Ridley has created iconic characters from ‘Alien’s’ Ripley to ‘Prometheus’’ Elizabeth Shaw. We’re thrilled to have Ridley do the same for us as we look forward to his vision of Aaron’s complex and futuristic Mother. It’s incredibly rare to be able to make television that both challenges one’s intellect and also thrills the excited fangirl side—’Raised by Wolves’ is that rare show that does both.”
“Ridley Scott’s movies have always been a part of my life and a huge inspiration in my work,” said Guzikowski. “So getting the opportunity to work with him and TNT on a story that is so near and dear to my heart is truly a dream come true.”
There’s no release date set for now, as the series is clearly in the early stages of development, so hopefully, we can hear casting news shortly.