Raised by Wolves Season 3 Release Date: Everything We Know So Far

Raised by Wolves is a sci-fi drama series created by Aaron Guzikowski and executive produced by Ridley Scott. The show follows two androids, Mother and Father, who are tasked with raising human children on a distant planet after Earth is destroyed by a religious war. The series explores themes such as faith, humanity, survival, and artificial intelligence.

The show premiered on HBO Max in September 2020 and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The second season aired in January 2022 and ended with a cliffhanger that left fans eager for more. But will there be a third season of Raised by Wolves? Here is everything we know so far.

Renewal Status and Release Date

The good news is that Raised by Wolves has been renewed for a third season by HBO Max. The announcement was made in September 2020, shortly after the first season finale.

Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement: “When I think of Raised by Wolves, I think of artistry; artistry in crafting a compelling storyline, artistry in the out-of-this-world production design, special effects and cinematography, artistry in our actor’s portrayals of these memorable characters, and artistry attached to the legendary work of Ridley Scott, Aaron Guzikowski and our phenomenal crew.

This chart-topping series beautifully weaves together Ridley’s hallmarks of sci-fi and horror while offering fans one of the most original storylines they’ve seen in some time. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for season two.”

However, the bad news is that there is no official release date for the third season yet. The production of the show was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the filming locations and schedules. The show is filmed in South Africa, which has been under lockdown restrictions since March 2020.

The second season was completed in December 2020, after several months of hiatus. The third season is expected to follow a similar timeline, which means that it could premiere sometime in the second half of 2023, or even early 2024.

Cast and Characters

The cast of Raised by Wolves is led by Amanda Collin and Abubakar Salim, who play Mother and Father, the androids who raise the human children on Kepler-22b. The children include Winta McGrath as Campion, the first and only surviving child of the original group, and Jordan Loughran as Tempest, one of the rescued Mithraic children who was pregnant with a rapist’s child.

The Mithraic are a religious faction that worship the sun god Sol and are at war with the atheists. The main Mithraic characters include Travis Fimmel as Marcus Drusus, a former atheist soldier who assumed the identity of a high-ranking Mithraic captain, and Niamh Algar as Sue, his wife and fellow impostor.

Other Mithraic characters include Felix Jamieson as Paul, the son of the real Marcus and Sue, who develops a bond with Campion, and Ethan Hazzard as Hunter, a smart and skeptical boy who becomes loyal to Mother and Father.

The third season is likely to see the return of most of the main cast, as well as some new additions. One of the new characters is Otho, played by Iain Glen, best known for his role as Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones. Otho is a high-ranking Mithraic leader who was imprisoned for a heinous crime and escaped during the crash landing on Kepler-22b.

He is described as a “dangerous and intelligent opponent” who will pose a threat to Mother and Father and their children. Another new character is Lucius, played by Peter Christensen, a loyal and devout Mithraic soldier who is searching for Marcus and the missing children.

Plot and Spoilers

The plot of Raised by Wolves is complex and full of twists and turns. The second season ended with a shocking revelation that Mother’s baby, which she conceived after connecting with a mysterious entity in a simulation, was not a human-android hybrid, but a snake-like creature that resembled the ancient serpents that once inhabited the planet.

The baby grew rapidly and escaped from Mother, who tried to sacrifice herself to kill it. However, she was rescued by Father, who had regained his memories and emotions after being reprogrammed by Campion. Meanwhile, Marcus, who had gone mad after hearing voices from Sol, attacked the settlement and tried to kill the children.

He was stopped by Hunter, who shot him in the face, and Paul, who revealed that he knew that Marcus and Sue were not his real parents. Paul then shot Sue, who was trying to protect Marcus, and ran away with him. The season ended with Mother, Father, and Campion leaving the settlement in a lander, while the snake creature flew into the sky, and Otho emerging from the woods with a group of armed followers.

The third season will likely pick up from where the second season left off, and explore the consequences of the events that transpired. The main questions that the third season will have to answer are:

  • What is the origin and purpose of the snake creature, and how will it affect the fate of the planet and its inhabitants?
  • What is the true nature of the entity that impregnated Mother, and what is its connection to the serpents and the planet’s history?
  • What will happen to Marcus and Paul, and how will they cope with their identity crisis and mental instability?
  • What will happen to Sue, and will she survive her gunshot wound?
  • What will happen to Otho and his followers, and how will they clash with the other factions on the planet?
  • What will happen to Mother, Father, and Campion, and where will they go next?
  • What will happen to the other Mithraic and atheist survivors, and will they find a way to coexist peacefully or continue their war?

Conclusion

Raised by Wolves is a captivating and ambitious sci-fi series that offers a unique and original story that challenges the viewers’ expectations and imagination. The show has been praised for its stunning visuals, compelling performances, and intriguing themes.

The show has also been renewed for a third season, which will hopefully provide more answers and resolutions to the mysteries and conflicts that the show has set up. Fans of the show can look forward to the third season, which will likely premiere in late 2023 or early 2024, and continue the journey of Mother, Father, and their children on the mysterious and dangerous planet of Kepler-22b.

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