This is the short on which the next HBO Max series is based, which poses a cross between ‘Star Wars’ and Cronenberg

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absolutely stunning it is The first advance that HBO Max has shown of ‘Scavengers Reign’, a new animated series that he has just told at the Annecy Animated Film Festival that will premiere in 2023. The animation is the work of the Titmouse studio, which has already collaborated with Amazon on such interesting series as ‘The Boys: Diabolical’ and ‘The Legend of Vox Machina ‘.

And the best thing is that before 2023 arrives we can give a first taste of the very peculiar aesthetics and atmosphere that ‘Scavengers Reign’ will propose through the short film in which the series is inspired, simply titled ‘Scavengers’. It is written and directed by Joseph Bennett and Charles Huettner, who will also serve as executive producers on the series. And although both productions have elements in common, the short and the series follow different paths.

In both we will see astronauts who interact in very different ways with the flora and fauna of absolutely feral planets. There seems to be an element of survival and adventure in the series, but the original ‘Scavengers’ short seems to take a different direction. There are only two crashed explorers on a planet, a man and a woman, who interact intimately with animal and plant life to extract food, bait, and other aid from the planet’s resourcesyes But there is no sense of danger, but of a simple symbiotic relationship with what the planet offers.

The short concludes with an enigmatic ending that borders on the lysergic, leaving an enigma in the air that the magnificent piece without dialogue does not finish answering. But that doesn’t matter, because in the process we’ve seen a number of fascinating biological processes that sometimes fool around with the body horror a la Cronenberg, which the astronauts exploit with a curious mixture of everyday life, routine and wonder at what the planet offers them. And all with a delicious aesthetic that he calls other references: the French science fiction comic of the eighties and films like the also French ‘The Wild Planet’

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absolutely stunning it is The first advance that HBO Max has shown of ‘Scavengers Reign’, a new animated series that…

absolutely stunning it is The first advance that HBO Max has shown of ‘Scavengers Reign’, a new animated series that…

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