HBO Max canceled the Ridley Scott series Raised By Wolves. Sci-fi drama has left the club of exclusivity that earlier only belonged to big-budget productions and movie projects. It has now become a thing of the present where almost every other television series in production is innovating something newer and better and more mind-bending than the last. With series like Black Mirror and Stranger Things out there, the competition has only gotten harder over the years. Production houses and streaming platforms are merging and conforming constantly. HBO Max which is still young and growing has also entered the league of veteran Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Disney+. Amid the recent changes going on at Warner Bros. management, one of the popular series gets scrapped only after 2 seasons sending fans into an outrage.
HBO Max Scraps “Raised By Wolves” After 2 Seasons
The sci-fi dystopian series, “Raised By Wolves”, premiered on the streaming platform HBO Max on 3 September 2020. It also marked the esteemed director Ridley Scott’s directorial debut for a television series.
Created by Aaron Guzikowski, the series is set in the 22nd century and focuses on two androids who are tasked with raising human children on a virgin planet, Kepler-22b. But as the human colony expands, the population threatens to be torn apart by growing religious differences. The androids soon learn that controlling human beliefs is easier said than done.
Who Is Responsible For the Series Cancellation?
HBO Max’s parent company, WarnerMedia is going through a monumental shift in management. The AT&T subsidiary was sold and combined with Discovery to create Warner Bros. Discovery. The new company now falls under the leadership of David Zaslav who is tasked with additions and removal of existing employees and ongoing productions to uplift the ace of the new company.
Among the cancelations and removals currently underway falls “Raised By Wolves”. Although a fan favorite, the series has been canceled for a 3rd season renewal. The message was received with harsh criticism and fan outrage as the comparatively young television sci-fi drama had already garnered popularity with The New York Times calling it TV’s wildest hallucination.
However, in hopes of a revival, “Raised By Wolves” cast Abubakar Salim shared this message on Twitter, “There is hope. You see, we’re in a unique position: we have a fully fleshed out and planned storyline, a Goliath of a production team behind us, incredible reception from critics and reviewers alike, and most crucially, a community base that is so strong internationally, it can not be ignored. The reason the cancellation hasn’t been announced, and that’s because there’s still a chance the story can continue, and be finished at a new home. This is where you all come in.”
The news was received with utmost dejection and Twitter is raising the hashtag #RenewRaisedByWolves in the hopes of a revival. Here are some of the tweets following the news of the series cancelation.
🐺Call to action #RenewRaisedByWolves
— Niamh Algar (@NiamhAlgar) June 3, 2022
Raised By Wolves being canceled while some shows like Riverdale get multiple seasons to drop ass is proof that God has a crude sense of humor.
— Ben (@blksad_1) June 3, 2022
This genuinely breaks my heart. Raised by Wolves, one of the best shows on television right now, was cancelled at @hbomax after its incredible second season. I can't believe I have to say goodbye to this incredible work of science fiction. @RaisedWolvesMAX https://t.co/1r7chsSdZ9
— Yoko Higuchi (@theYokoHiguchi) June 3, 2022
@RaisedWolvesMAX has one of if not the best storylines in Sci-fi! The cast is beyond amazing plus there is so much story left to tell. Cancelling this story now would be utter nonsense. Make the smart/easy choice and finish the story right!#RenewRaisedByWolves
— Chris Keggy (@JustLoseBaby) June 3, 2022
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