HBO Max‘s two months silence already hinted the worst, but today it was confirmed that Raised by Wolves, the most innovative series of the year, is not returning for a third season. I am among the orphans, even more so that the last scene was epic and confusing, with Marcus (Travis Fimmell) “dead” and levitating as if confirming to be the prophet they had been waiting for.
“While we are not moving forward with a third season of Raised by Wolves, we are very grateful to the stellar cast and crew, our creators Aaron Guzikowski, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker and the entire team at Scott Free Productions, for their beautiful art and ability. unique way to immerse fans in the world of Kepler-22b,” the platform said in an official statement.
The press believes that the cancellation of an expensive production like the series was one of the first victims of the merger between Warner and Discovery, which today forms Warner Bros. Discovery. Other “victims” were the CNN+ online service, as well as the firing of top executives, also reducing script development for cable channels and prioritizing streaming platforms.
The confirmation came two months after the conclusion of Season 2, with many loose ends. On its debut in 2020, HBO Max disclosed that it was the best-performing original series on the service at the time, without revealing numbers. With an extremely tight story and full of twists, Raised By Wolves was becoming a phenomenon on social media and had critical approval. I had many theories and expectations that I have shared here.
Actor Abubakar Salim appealed to fans of the series to advocate that another platform can consider it. Something, unfortunately, unlikely to happen, but the campaign is worth it. I completely agree. Count on me, Father!