It has been a busy day for Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions with the company announcing both a new film and TV series.
First up, they’ve set David Kajganich to pen a film adaptation of Australian author Tim Winton’s Booker Prize finalist novel “The Riders”. Scott, Kevin Walsh & Michael Pruss will produce but no director is yet set.
The story follows an expatriate Australian eagerly awaiting the return of his family in Ireland, but discovers that his wife has mysteriously vanished, and goes on a frantic search for her with his traumatized daughter.
Also, Scott and his company will executive produce the sci-fi drama series “Raised by Wolves” which has just received a straight-to-series order from TNT. “Prisoners” and “Papillon” scribe Aaron Guzikowski will serve as writer, executive producer, and showrunner.
The series centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. 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.