Ridley Scott Tells Us Why He Directed ‘Raised by Wolves’

     September 4, 2020


Almost every day of the week, someone will tell you that you need to watch [insert series]. And they are probably right. Some of the things now streaming on television are incredible and the line between movies and television is thisclose to being destroyed.

Which brings me to the new HBO Max sci-fi series Raised by Wolves.

If you haven’t yet heard of the series, the first two episodes were helmed by Ridley Scott (his first time directing something for television since the earliest days of his career), centering on two androids tasked with raising a new human population on a mysterious planet far from Earth. While there is so much more to this story, the less you know the better.


Image via HBO Max

I’ve actually seen the first six episodes (there are ten in the first season) and absolutely loved them. Each episode reveals more and more about the world and characters and it’s one of those special series where everything from the production design to the performances are fantastic. I cannot recommend the series enough.

With the first three episodes now streaming on HBO Max, I recently got to speak with Ridley Scott and creator Aaron Guzikowski about making the show. During the brief interview, Scott revealed his reasons for helming the first two episodes, why he loved the story, how he went about designing the visuals of the world, and Guzikowski talked about pitching the network his five-year plan.

Check out what they had to say below and further down the page is exactly what we talked about followed by the recent trailer. Raised by Wolves stars Travis Fimmel, Niamh Algar, Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Matias Varela, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Jordan Loughran, Aasiya Shah, and Ivy Wong.

For more on Raised by Wolves, you can read our review here.

Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski:

  • Why did Scott want to make this series?
  • How much did HBO Max care about Guzikowski having a five season plan?
  • Was it challenging for Scott to design new looks at spacesuits and spaceships and the visual style of the show?