Must Watch Full Trailer for ‘Scavengers Reign’ Animated Sci-Fi Series
by Alex Billington
October 11, 2023
“We just can’t help the instinct to give meaning to things we don’t understand…” Indeed, we always fall for this. Max has revealed their stellar official trailer for an animated sci-fi series called Scavengers Reign, created by animation filmmakers Joe Bennett & Charles Huettner based on their own short. I can’t wait to watch! This exquisite adventure is about a crew exploring a “hostile world allowed to thrive without human interference” on an “unforgiving alien planet.” The visuals are stunning! Just look at all of this! Wowza. So many extraordinary shots in here, all on an entirely imagined distant world. The voice cast features Wunmi Mosaku, Bob Stephenson, Sunita Mani, Ted Travelstead, and Alia Shawkat. After their deep-space freighter is damaged, the stranded crew of the Demeter crash down on a beautiful yet dangerous planet. As the group uncovers the true nature of this place, they must do everything in their power to survive long enough to escape or be rescued. The teaser is fantastic, and this trailer is even better offering a clearer look. It seems to dip into some horror as well, in addition to all the deep space sci-fi. A must see autumn preview.
Here’s the official trailer (+ poster) for Joe Bennett & Charles Huettner’s Scavengers Reign via YouTube:
You can rewatch the first teaser trailer for Max’s series Scavengers Reign right here, for the first look again.
In this surreal sci-fi animated series, the remaining crew from 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. But 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. With lush, visually stunning animation, Scavengers Reign presents a wholly unique view of the consequences of unchecked hubris and humanity’s eternal desire to conquer the unknown. Scavengers Reign is a series created and written by animation filmmakers Joseph Bennett (director of other shorts; storyboard artist & animator on other projects) and Charles Huettner (director of other shorts; background artist on other projects). Based on their own 2016 short. Benjy Brooke is supervising director, with Vincent Tsui also directing. Produced by Green Street Pictures, with animated by Titmouse. Executive produced by Antonio Canobbio, Ben Kalina, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Joe Bennett & Charles Huettner. HBO will debut Scavengers Reign streaming on Max starting on October 19th, 2023 coming soon this fall. Who else wants to watch?