After two seasons on HBO Max, Raised By Wolves season 3 has been canceled, joining a number of other shows following the recent Warner Bros. Discovery merger.
Aaron Guzikowski, who also wrote the script for Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners, was the creator of this occasionally terrifying sci-fi epic, which had its streaming service debut two years ago. Ridley Scott served as an executive producer.
Raised By Wolves, a film by Aaron Guzikowski with Ridley Scott serving as executive producer, is set on the far-off planet Kepler 22-b, where two androids are tasked with parenting human children after war-torn Earth. The fight to survive intensifies as more people come to the planet, especially as the mysteries of the alien world continue to be revealed.
The second season, which debuted in February, got the same widespread praise as season one.
“While we are not moving forward with a third season of Raised by Wolves,” HBO Max said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter), “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 beautiful artistry and unique ability to immerse fans in the world of Kepler-22b.”
Following the merging of WarnerMedia and Discovery to become the new company known as Warner Bros. Discovery, the show was canceled.
Season 2 of Raised by Wolves ended its eight-episode run in March, leaving a number of significant plot lines unresolved. In addition to Amanda Collin, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Travis Fimmel, Jordan Loughran, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Aasiya Shah, Ivy Wong, Matias Varela, and Selina Jones, the sci-fi program stars Abubakar Salim. In the first season, Scott directed a lot of the episodes. He is still involved as an executive producer through his production business, Scott Free. Following the approval of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger in March, there has been a significant shift in planned projects across the film and TV industries, including a number of cancellations. Raised By Wolves now seems to be another victim of the merger.
Yesterday on his Twitter account, Abubakar Salim—who played the android Father opposite Amanda Collin’s necromancer Mother—teased Raised by Wolves’ eventual demise (June 3).
“Unfortunately, Raised by Wolves is one of those programs. Nothing has been disclosed to the public yet. There is a cause behind this, too. A significant one. One that I will now share with you. There’s a chance.
We’re in a unique position, the actor continued: “You see, we have a fully developed and planned storyline, a Goliath of a production team behind us, incredible reception from critics and reviewers alike, and most importantly, a community base that is so strong internationally, it can not be ignored.
The announcement of Raised By Wolves’ cancellation was announced shortly after star Abubakar Salim claimed that the future of the show’s third season was uncertain due to the recent Warner Bros. Discovery merger. Salim saw that many shows’ plots were unfinished. Salim adds that Scott Free is actively looking for a new home for the show in the lengthy chat. As a result, even though HBO Max (Tokyo Vice Season 2) won’t continue the narrative, another streamer might.
Intriguing sci-fi series Raised By Wolves features all the elements one may anticipate from the genre, but it stands out from the crowd thanks to some unusual, surreal, and outlandish ideas. It’s the only TV program of its kind, therefore it would be a real tragedy if the story weren’t given in its entirety.
Salim reiterates Guzikowski’s assertion that the show has a clear plan in his thread that there is a definite road map for a second season if it is picked up by another network. Raised By Wolves is the most devastating of all the cancelled shows as a result of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger since it was the most innovative program. Hopefully, Raised By Wolves season 3 will find a home that can wrap up the grand and ambitious story that has already been established.