Raised by Wolves: Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Drama Ordered at TNT

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Ridley Scott is moving from the big screen to the small screen. 

The producer and director is attached to helm Raised by Wolves, a brand new sci-fi drama which has landed a series order at TNT. 

The series focuses on "two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet," according to the official description.

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"As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task."

This will also mark the first time Scott has directed for the small screen. 

“I’m always searching for new frontiers in the sci-fi genre and have found a true original in Raised by Wolves—a wholly distinct and imaginative world, full of characters struggling with existential questions: What makes us human?"

What constitutes a family? And what if we could start over again and erase the mess we’ve made of our planet? Would we survive? Would we do better?” said Ridley Scott in a statement confirming his involvement.

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“Given TNT’s impressive run of bold, quality programming, this feels like exactly the right home for this kind of ambitious television.”

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“Ridley Scott is simply the best there is in the sci-fi genre," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.

"Besides directing some of the most important sci-fi films of all-time, Ridley has created iconic characters from Alien’s Ripley to Prometheus’ Elizabeth Shaw. We’re thrilled to have Ridley do the same for us as we look forward to his vision of Aaron’s complex and futuristic Mother."

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"It’s incredibly rare to be able to make television that both challenges one’s intellect and also thrills the excited fangirl side—Raised by Wolves is that rare show that does both.”

"Ridley Scott’s movies have always been a part of my life and a huge inspiration in my work,” said Aaron Guzikowski.

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“So getting the opportunity to work with him and TNT on a story that is so near and dear to my heart is truly a dream come true."

Scott previously worked with TNT as an Executive Producer on The Company back in 2007. 

Aaron Guzikowski is attached as the showrunner of the series. He will also write and executive produce. 

What are your thoughts on the logline and creative forces behind this new series? 

Will you sample it? 

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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