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Raised by Wolves review: Stunning sci-fi set on a real exoplanet

HBO’s Raised by Wolves is an original and visually stunning science-fiction series set on a recently discovered exoplanet. It has echoes of Prometheus, Alien and Dune, says Emily Wilson

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30 September 2020

Mother (Amanda Collin) is an android raising children on Kepler-22b

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Raised by Wolves
Aaron Guzikowski
HBO Max

This review contains zero spoilers other than the basic premise and setting.

THE blockbuster new science-fiction series from HBO Max, Raised by Wolves, is set on a real exoplanet: Kepler-22b.

Discovered in 2011 by the Kepler Space Telescope, Kepler-22b was the first exoplanet to be found in the habitable zone of its star. In reality, we don’t know much about what it would be like to stand – or perhaps swim or float – on whatever this world …