TNT Orders Ridley Scott-Produced Sci-Fi Drama ‘Raised by Wolves’

TNT has given a straight-to-series order to a sci-fi drama project that hails from executive producer Ridley Scott.

Titled “Raised by Wolves,” the series centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.

Aaron Guzikowski will serve as the writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the series. Guzikowski previously wrote the sceenplay for the acclaimed film “Prisoners” and most recently wrote the screenplay for the remake of “Papillon.”

Scott will executive produce via his Scott Free Productions banner along with David W. Zucker and Jordan Sheehan. Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner and Robyn Meisinger will also executive produce.

“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.”

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