The Blade Runner universe is about to open up a major,r new corner. It has been officially announced that the series Blade Runner 2099 has been picked up for active development by Amazon’s Prime Video. Ridley Scott, director of the original film in the franchise, is set to serve as an executive producer for the new series. Silka Luisa has written the script and will also be an executive producer. In addition, Alcon Entertainment and Scott Free Productions will be working with Amazon Studios to produce this new series.
Blade Runner, which was based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep?, released in 1982 and followed the tale of Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckhard tracking of fugitive bioengineered human replicants in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles. The sequel, Blade Runner 2049 starred Ryan Gosling as a replicant and his investigation into a societal-level conspiracy.
Producing a live-action series in the Blade Runner universe has long been a priority for Amazon. Vernon Sanders, the head of global television at Amazon Studios, spoke about the company’s excitement to be working on this new series.
The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most influential science-fiction movies of all time, and we’re excited to introduce Blade Runner 2099 to our global Prime Video customers. We are honored to be able to present this continuation of the Blade Runner franchise, and are confident that by teaming up with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, and the remarkably talented Silka Luisa, Blade Runner 2099 will uphold the intellect, themes, and spirit of its film predecessors.Vernon Sanders
Not much is currently known about what the specific plot of this series may entail. Though as one can notice from the title, it’s set 50 years after the events of Blade Runner 2049, the Denis Villenueve-directed 2017 sequel.