There’s a reason Ridley Scott recommended watching the first season of Raised By Wolves with three bottles of wine.
It’s one of the most intoxicating, binge worthy series to arrive towards the end of 2020, with all 10 episodes ready to watch in one go on HBO Max and Sky Atlantic.
Ridley’s typically high-concept drama struck a chord with fans, transporting viewers to far off worlds and providing some fantastic escapist viewing.
As the show’s synopsis makes clear, the drama focuses on a ‘burgeoning colony of humans [which] threatens to be torn apart by religious differences.’
Vikings star Travis Fimmel leads the cast of the show, playing high-ranking soldier Marcus who is forced to take on a fake identity. The actor is best known for playing the Nordic king Ragnar Lothbrok in the History Channel series and previously teased the two characters are basically the same person.
Raised By Wolves made a strong debut on HBO Max and Sky Atlantic, but will it be back for a second season?
Here’s everything you need to know.
Will there be another series of Raised By Wolves?
The good news is that there are more episodes on the way.
HBO Max realised pretty early on that the show had found its audience and renewed the show for a second season just two weeks after the first 10 episodes arrived on HBO Max in September.
It was perhaps no surprise, given that WarnerMedia said the show was the top-performing HBO Max original since the platform launched.
Fans will be excited by the news – but they might have to wait a little while for the new instalments.
When will Raised By Wolves season two be released?
While there has yet to be an official date announced for the second season of the show, we do know that plans are afoot to go into production in 2021.
Speaking to Deadline about when the shows will step up efforts to begin filming, screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski said: ‘It’s going to be some time early next year, hopefully.’
If the show’s development tells us anything, production on the first season took around a year and a half, so we could perhaps reasonably expect new episodes by summer 2020.
And there’ll be fewer episodes, too, with Guzikowski revealing that there’ll be just eight episodes instead of 10.
He told Collider: ‘It could potentially be eight, but we’ll see. Eight or 10. I think eight is the new 10 now is what I’m hearing for streaming… I think eight is enough.’