Sad news for serivores, since we learn today that the legendary HBO channel has just canceled one of its best current series.
A heavy decision
If today Netflix and Disney+ have the leadership of SVOD, serivers know deep down that few channels can claim to have released as many masterpieces as HBO over the years.. Here are a few for the more skeptical: The Sopranos, TheWire, Rome, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, treme, Band of Brothers, The Leftovers, Boardwalk Empire, VShernobyl, Westworld, Succession, Mildred Piercewithout forgetting of course Game Of Thrones.
While the next few months should confirm HBO’s place in Pop Culture with season 4 of Westworldthe first season of House of the Dragon (first spin-off of Game Of Thrones) and The Last Of Us, we learn today that one of the channel’s most exciting current series has just been canceled. This is the series of SF Raised By Wolveswhose second season recently ended on HBO Max.
Created in 2020 by Aaron Guzikowski, Raised By Wolves plunges us into the 22nd century. The Earth is destroyed because of a great religious war. Two androids, Father and Mother, are on a mission to raise human children on Kepler-22b. But the religious war will soon cast its shadow over the colony.
The series, which starred Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim and Travis Fimmel (vikings, Warcraft), was a real tribute to the fascinating work of the legendary Ridley Scott, who also directed the first two episodes of the series. The director, who recently distinguished himself with the excellent The Last Duelrevives themes that are dear to him, and that he had approached in particular in Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. He also produced the series.
HBO Max has released a press release, the content of which reported by variety leaves no doubt about the future of the series.
Even though we won’t be producing a third season of Raised by Wolves, we are extremely grateful to the stellar cast and crew, our creators, Aaaron Guzikowski, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, and the entire team at Scott Free Productions, for their beautiful artistry and unique ability to lift fans in the world of Kepler-22b.
Other series in danger?
The news of this cancellation of Raised By Wolves is surprising. Indeed, not only has the first season long been the highest performing HBO Max original content on the platform, but in addition it is not in the habits of HBO to cancel their series in this way. We remember that despite the lack of ratings that TheWireDavid Simon’s masterpiece has been renewed four times.
According variety, we owe this cancellation to the sale of WarnerMedia by AT&T and the merger on April 8, 2022 with Discovery, thus creating a mega-structure: Warner Bros.. Discovery. The group’s new CEO, David Zaslav, completely disrupts the organization of the parent company, and other series may well be canceled as well, as actor Abubakar Salim explains. So fans of Westworld should they fear an outright cancellation of the SF series by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, in the event of failure of season 4 scheduled for the end of the month? We ignore it.
However, according to Abubakar Salim, it’s not all over yet Raised By Wolves, if the public helps the teams find another channel and another production studio for the series by Aaron Guzikowski and Ridley Scott. If you liked this article, we highly recommend our article on the best HBO mini-series.