Raised by Wolves: Season 2 (Blu-ray) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 8
Duration: 45 min (per episode)

Raised by Wolves: Season 2 (Blu-ray) – Series Review

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It’s been less than a year since we watched the first season of Raised by Wolves, and we were not only entertained by the series as a whole, but we simply adored the worldbuilding, the characters, and the overall atmosphere. With Ridley Scott at the helm of the project, we felt nostalgic for the Sci-Fi movies of the 80s where things could get really dark and gritty. Now, the second season has been released on Blu-ray, and we were extremely eager to see how Mother and Father were managing in the Tropical Zone.

Raised by Wolves Season 2 immediately picks up where the story ended in Season 1. The family has now made it to the Tropical Zone, which is currently being governed by the Trust. The Trust is the remnants of the Atheists that have survived the trip from Earth to Kepler-22b. Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim) are assigned new tasks and for the most part, they are happy their children are now safe. Mother, however, believes she cannot properly protect her children anymore, as she no longer possesses combat capabilities. Marcus (Travis Fimmel) is currently on the run, as he is considered a Mithraic terrorist. He believes he has been chosen by Sol, and he will stop at nothing to convert the other humans. The flying serpent that was born out of Mother has survived, and it is now also threatening the settlement.

Even though a lot is going on, the story evolves somewhat as you’d expect if you have already watched the first season. The Mithraic and Atheist conflict is still ongoing, even though the Atheists now have the upper hand. The Trust has now given Mother a few key roles, and you’ll see her handling her new duties, as well as coping with the fact she no longer has her combat powers. The story builds up towards a big finish and a massive cliffhanger, and the latter is actually quite disappointing. By that we don’t mean that the finale and cliffhanger are disappointing, but the fact that we’ll never be able to see how the story would end. Sadly, the show has been canceled, and we would have loved to see an actual conclusion.

Just like the first season, the second season can count on superb acting performances. The cast has remained unchanged for the most part, but a few new cast members have been added for these last eight episodes. Morgan Santo plays the lovable android Vrille and she truly manages to make her character evolve throughout the episodes. Peter Christoffersen also does a formidable job playing the Trust’s loyal enforcer, Cleaver, and while his character sadly doesn’t get that much of a backstory, his presence feels invaluable. Cleaver clearly shows what the Trust stands for, and how the Atheists have survived during their arduous trip to Kepler-22b. Selina Jones also graces the cast with her performance and does manage to bring another key character to life.

The Blu-ray version of the series comes with a fair amount of extras. While most of these special features dive into the specifics of the individual episodes, there were also some more general behind-the-scenes segments that were rather interesting. The bonus content may be of a fairly generic nature, but it’s still very entertaining to watch how the series was made.


Even though Raised by Wolves: Season 2 is an amazing continuation of the series, there will never be a third season. Sadly, the series got canceled after its second run and the show does not have a proper ending at the end of the second season. This means that, even though the show is very much worth watching, you’ll never get a fitting conclusion. Nonetheless, for its worldbuilding, acting and story alone, this show is a must-watch for Sci-Fi enthusiasts. We have enjoyed every single episode from start to finish, and secretly we hope another network will still consider picking this one up again.

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