Back in 2016, there was a sci-fi short film by directors and writers Joseph Bennett and Charles Huettner called Scavengers. To say that it was surreal is the understatement of the century. The entire short film felt like a dream of an alien world, or possibly a nightmare of the same. It’s really hard to tell with that short film’s story. Nevertheless, HBO Max has decided that a short film would make a great basis for a sci-fi series titled Scavengers Reign. Don’t believe me? Then why not check out HBO Max’s new official teaser trailer below, and also have your mind boggle at the bizarre events occurring in this just-as-bizarre alien world?
Scavengers Reign: Details
HBO Max is proud to announce Scavengers Reign via that teaser trailer above on YouTube. Joseph Bennett and Charles Huettner will direct and write for this animated sci-fi series. Said series will feature the voices of Sunita Mani, Wunmi Mosaku, and Alia Shawkat in unnamed roles, with Pollyanna McIntosh, Sepideh Moafi, and Dash Williams as guest stars also in unnamed roles.
So what will Scavengers Reign be about? Alas, it’s difficult for me to say even after watching it. The whole teaser trailer was just too bizarre for me to get a read on it. The logline for this upcoming series from HBO Max gives you a better idea of the story, but not by much. You can check out the entire logline below:
In this surreal sci-fi animated series from creators Joseph Bennett and Charles Huettner, the remaining crew of a damaged interstellar freighter ship find themselves stranded on a beautiful, yet unforgiving alien planet where they must survive long enough to escape or be rescued. As the survivors struggle to locate their downed ship and missing crewmates, their new home reveals a hostile world allowed to thrive without human interference.
Scavengers Reign will make its debut on October 19, 2023 with 3 entire episodes. HBO Max will follow it up with 3 more episodes weekly until November 9, 2023. As you can guess though, this is a HBO Max exclusive, so you’ll have to get a paid subscription to watch this series. In the meantime though, you can check out the original Scavengers short film for free on YouTube below.
Bonus: Teaser Art
That’s not all, folks! HBO Max also has a bunch of teaser art for Scavengers Reign to make you guess even more at the story. You can check them all out below: