The biggest series filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, ‘Raised by Wolves’ season 2, is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes released every Friday. The show features Kim Engelbrecht, a South African actress whose performance has propelled her into the IMDb Top 2500.
The South African production company involved was Film Afrika, with most of the filming taking place at the Cape Town Film Studios and Lourensford Wine Estate.
In season 2, Mother and Father relocate their six human children to an atheist society on Kepler-22 b’s mysterious tropical zone. But navigating this odd new society is only the beginning of their difficulties, as Mother’s “natural child” threatens to wipe out the human race.
This season, Kim Engelbrecht (Reyka, The Flash), a SAFTA-winning South African actress, joins the cast as Decima, a weapons engineer who becomes Marcus’ first recruit. She is also attempting to rekindle her relationship with Vrille, an android version of her deceased daughter.
Season 1 was one of Showmax’s 10 Most-Watched of 2021 and was nominated for three Critics’ Choice Super Awards: Best Actress: Sci-Fi (Collin), Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, and Best Actor: Sci-Fi (Fimmel), as well as Fantasy, Emmy and Academy of Science Fiction, and Horror Films awards.
Season 1 was set in a harsher, more arid region; thus, even if the ocean is acidic, the tropical zone feels like an oasis in comparison. “They kept themselves going with their dreams of this other part of the planet, this bountiful, beautiful part where survival would be easy, where they could spend more time living their lives and not spend every second of every day just staying alive,” says creator Aaron Guzikowsky, who was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for Season 1. So now they’ve arrived – and it’s nearly one of those unbelievable moments…”
While there are many subjects to examine, ranging from parenting to religion to artificial intelligence, there is still plenty of action.