The filmmaker produces and directs some chapters of a science fiction proposal that encapsulates several of the recurring themes of his career.
Released in the United States in September last year, and renewed for a second season, Raised by Wolves arrives this weekend on HBO Spain and does so with the stamp of Ridley Scott himself. The British director, responsible for science fiction classics like Alien and Blade Runner, has teamed up with Aaron Guzikowski, who is also the writer of Prisioneros, one of the films that put Denis Villeneuve on the map before directing the sequel to the film. own Blade Runner (it’s all connected). Small tangents aside, the duo signs (with Guzikowski at the helm, although Scott is the name that gives more cachet) a new experiment to seduce the eye and invite reflection.
A new beginning for humanity
The story takes place in a dystopian future where Earth has been destroyed by a great war and two androids, Mother and Father, arrive on a new planet with the intention of raising surviving children and thus give the human race a second chance. A literal and metaphorical reboot aimed at exploring concepts such as humanity itself, the effects of socialization, faith and other ideas often dealt with by gender, but approached through a new perspective and with the pulse of a talent like that of Ridley Scott, who doesn’t just stick his name on the project and directs the first two chapters.
As might be expected, Raised by Wolves also does not remain a simple fictional documentary about the development of humanity in a new world and conflicts soon arise, both due to the intervention of outside forces and due to the very nature of the androids, originally created for other end than the mere raising of children. To find out how the first part of this story develops and even culminates – the season opens in its entirety, you can do a marathon and see its ten episodes at once – you only have to access from HBO Spain.