The second trailer for “Raised By Wolves,” Ridley Scott’s new science fiction project for HBO Max, quietly tiptoed onto the internet Monday (Aug. 24). And if you weren’t intrigued by the first teaser that dropped just over a week ago, this new (and significantly longer) one is guaranteed to get you excited.
Judging from the new footage, religion has played a large part in the destruction of the Earth and — for the first time — we see the giant space arks that were constructed to save humankind by transporting survivors to another planet. But, it seems, two androids (Mother and Father) reached that world, “the only known planet where humans can survive,” before said space ark. Once there, the androids raised a small group of children that apparently represent the future of humanity.
“You will raise these children to be atheists,” we hear Father (Abubakar Salim) say.
“It was belief in the unreal that destroyed the Earth,” Mother (Amanda Collin) says.
When the space ark arrives, all hell breaks loose, and seemingly idyllic existence of Mother, Father and their kids is shattered. We see androids burning, crashed starships, exploding aliens, troops gathering, and in the middle of it all is the android called Mother — who apparently is “the most powerful weapon on this planet.”