In February 2022, the first solid information emerged Blade Runner Series to go into production for Amazon Prime. At the time, however, the script was still being worked out and it was not yet clear whether the series would survive beyond a pilot episode. It has now been officially announced that Blade Runner 2099 green light from Prime video got.
Who is behind the project?
As The Hollywood Reporter recently reported, Amazon Studios and Alcon Entertainment, which own the rights to Blade Runner, will produce the series. In doing so Ridley Scottthe the Classic film from 1982 (buy now ) will executive produce with his company Scott Free Productions, while Silka Luisa, who adapted Lauren Beukes’ novel The Shining Girls for Apple TV+, will serve as showrunner.
“The Original of Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential science fiction films of all time, and we’re thrilled to bring Blade Runner 2099 to our Prime Video customers worldwide.”Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios, said in a statement.
“We are honored to present this continuation of the Blade Runner franchise and are confident that by working with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and the remarkably talented Silka Luisa, Blade Runner 2099 will deliver the intellect, themes and… spirit of his previous films is retained”he continued.
What is known about Blade Runner 2099 so far?
The title Blade Runner 2099 indicates that the series will be 50 years after the 2017 theatrical film Blade Runner 2049 by director Denis Villeneuve. The details of the plot are still being kept secret. However, it is already known that it is a limited series will act and thus probably only one season will be produced.
Blade Runner 2099 will be the first live-action adaptation of Blade Runner in series format after the Anime series Blade Runner: Black Lotus premiered in November 2021. Considering the timing, fans shouldn’t get their hopes up too high about an appearance by Harrison Ford or Ryan Gosling make. The time warp could be a deliberate way to bring new leads into the franchise.
Source: The Hollywood Reporters