HBO Max recently turned Cape Town into a distant planet for its new series called Raised By Wolves.
Garnering massive positive reviews
It is reported that director Ridley Scott's (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) latest sci-fi offering (that was released on 3 September) is already garnering massive positive reviews. And as it turns out, most of Raised By Wolves' locations for Keplar was shot in Cape Town. Aside from the jaw-dropping special effects that Ridley Scott is known for, the terrain of the planet Keplar 22-b, which is a real planet some 5871 light-years from Earth, looked strangely familiar. Some Reddit users actually thought it was a good talking point as well when they spotted Cape Town used as the backdrop.
"Is that braai smoke drifting across the picture?" one Reddit user asked. "Yes Ridley Scott production, filmed mostly at Lourensford Wine Farm, outside Somerset West," said another. "Relocated almost a 1000 Quiver trees to get the alien landscape. Cape Town offers so much within two hours you can get a variety of climates to get all the shots needed."
About Raised by Wolves
It is said that Raised by Wolves takes place in a distant future where the earth has been consumed by a war between atheists and believers.
"The scope starts refreshingly small: two androids, Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim) are sent to a seemingly uninhabited planet with the mission of raising six children from viable embryos to grown adults. This proves difficult in the hostile terrain of this strange planet, as complications quickly begin to arise, like an attack by predatory Gollum-like monsters or an army of religious zealots who want to rescue the children from their android caretakers," reads its official description from The Verge.
"As it moves from one scenario to the next, Raised by Wolves slowly widens its scope: Mother and Father were sent by atheists to raise children free of religious tyranny after a war that destroyed earth. Thankfully, this war is not waged by angry men yelling God isn't real! and angrier men yelling yes he is! It's a war with strange androids and people who change their face to go undercover and a Matrix-like virtual world."
It is not clear when the series, that premiered on HBO Max, will be available to watch in South Africa.