Following his stint as Ragnar on History’s still-airing Vikings, it appears as though Travis Fimmel has another new TV gig to celebrate.
According to a new report coming in via Deadline, Fimmel is poised to appear in the upcoming TNT science-fiction series Raised by Wolves, where he will play the part of an android named Father. Alongside another android named (go figure) Mother, the two are going to have the responsibility of raising human children on a new planet. The description notes, though, that as the 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,.” So, apparently this may be a case of humans overtaking android rule as opposed to the typical thing that you see.
This series has some significant clout behind the scenes as Alien director Ridley Scott is not only going to executive-produce, but he will direct the first two episodes of the show. Isn’t that a nice feather in this series’ cap?
Fimmel was beloved for many years as Ragnar on Vikings, bringing a lot of humanity to a character who went through a number of challenging experiences over the course of the series’ run. This is a role that he could’ve easy kept playing and made many people happy, but the nature of the series unfortunately made it so that the show just didn’t have all that much of a shelf life. There was really only so long that he was going to be able to keep something like that going since Ragnar had to die. Nonetheless, we are happy to see him land a new gig with a network that has been working as of late to get more and more into prestige fare. This is a great opportunity for them to deliver something that we really hope is interesting and different — the TV landscape will be better off for it. The obvious comparison that Raised by Wolves is going to face on the basis of subject matter alone is Westworld, but we do already feel it’s mostly different.
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