How to watch ‘Raised by Wolves’ — episodes 4 and 5 are now streaming on HBO Max, and the first episode is free on YouTube

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    • "Raised by Wolves" premiered on the HBO Max streaming service on September 3, and new episodes are added weekly.
    • The science fiction series is produced by Ridley Scott ("Gladiator," "Blade Runner") and Aaron Guzikowski ("The Red Road").
    • "Raised by Wolves" tells the story of a pair of androids who are charged with parenting human children on another planet. 
    • An HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 a month, and access to the service is also included with most HBO pay-TV memberships.
    • For detailed impressions on HBO Max, check out our full HBO Max review here

HBO Max's newest exclusive series, "Raised by Wolves," started streaming on September 3. The sci-fi show is created by Aaron Guzikowski, whose most notable credits include producing the 2014 Sundance Channel series "The Red Road" and writing the 2013 drama "Prisoners". 

Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott is also attached as a producer, and is credited with directing the first two episodes of the show. Scott is no stranger to the science fiction genre, having previously directed movies like "Blade Runner," "Alien", and "The Martian".

"Raised by Wolves" takes place in the future following a massive war that destroyed the Earth. The show focuses on two androids, known as Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim), who are assigned with raising human children on a distant planet. But, when differing religious views cause conflict within the growing human colony, the community is put into jeopardy.  

"Raised by Wolves" is one of the most notable new series to premiere on HBO Max since the service launched on May 27, offering subscribers a new exclusive show to stream. The series has received fairly positive reviews so far, and currently holds a "72% Fresh" rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a score of 65/100 on Metacritic

Updated on 9/10/2020 by Steven Cohen: This article has been revised to include details about the premiere of episodes four and five, as well as details on how to stream the first episode for free.

How to watch "Raised by Wolves"

In order to watch new episodes of "Raised by Wolves," you'll need an HBO Max subscription. The first season consists of 10 episodes. The first five episodes are now available to stream, and more episodes will be added weekly every Thursday. 

HBO Max costs $14.99 a month, and you can sign up for the service through the HBO Max website. HBO Max is also available as a paid add-on to other streaming platforms you might already use, including Hulu, Apple TV, and YouTube TV. No matter how you sign up, new HBO Max members can receive a free one-week trial.

If you currently subscribe to the HBO cable channel you most likely already get access to HBO Max included as part of your current membership. You can check the HBO Max website to see if your HBO pay-TV provider is eligible for HBO Max. It should be noted, however, that "Raised by Wolves" is exclusive to HBO Max and will not be broadcast on the regular HBO network.

The HBO Max app is available on many connected devices, including Apple TV, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, and Samsung smart TVs. Unfortunately, Roku and Fire TV devices do not currently support the HBO Max app.

How to watch "Raised by Wolves" for free on YouTube

Though you need an HBO Max subscription to watch new episodes of "Raised by Wolves," HBO is streaming the entire first episode for free on YouTube. To watch the series premiere you simply need to visit the HBO Max YouTube channel via an internet browser, mobile device, or streaming app. 

No subscription is necessary to watch the episode on YouTube. In addition to "Raised by Wolves," HBO is also streaming the first episode of "Lovecraft Country" for free on YouTube.

What other shows and movies are on HBO Max?

Beyond "Raised by Wolves," HBO Max features a growing library of original series and movies. Other notable titles include the Anna Kendrick-led anthology series "Love Life," the Seth Rogen comedy "An American Pickle," and the voguing competition series "Legendary". 

Beyond exclusive content, HBO Max offers HBO's full catalog of movies and original shows, including "Game of Thrones," "Westworld", "The Sopranos," "Lovecraft Country," and more. The service also includes WarnerMedia titles not found on the HBO cable channel, including content from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Criterion Collection, Studio Ghibli, Adult Swim, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and Warner Bros.

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