‘Blade Runner 2099’: Ridley Scott’s Live-Action Sequel Series in the Works at Amazon

‘Blade Runner 2099’: Ridley Scott’s Live-Action Sequel Series in the Works at Amazon

After Blade Runner (1982) directed by Ridley Scott and Blade Runner 2049 (2017) directed by Denis Villeneuve, Ridley Scott is set to produce a Blade Runner series for Amazon. The series will be a sequel to the 2017 movie.

This project would see the first Blade Runner live-action series with Amazon is prioritizing the development of the show at Amazon Studios. Amazon is also fast-tracking scripts and eyeing potential production dates. Staffing for the writers’ room is currently underway and Scott may direct the series if it moves forward.

Blade Runner (1984) is an adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It is set in a dystopian L.A in 2019. A corporation known as Tyrell Corporation is bio-engineering synthetic humans and sending them to work in space colonies. A group of advanced synthetic humans known as replicants escape the colonies and come to earth. A cop, albeit with reservations agrees to hunt them down. It starred Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward Olmos.

Blade Runner (2017) is a sequel set in 2049. A replicant Blade Runner uncovers a secret that threatens to destabilize society. Ford and Olmos reprised their roles. It starred Ryan Gosling as the replicant blade runner, Anna de Armas, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.

Currently, the Blade Runner universe has an animated series titled Blade Runner: Black Lotus that premiered on Adult Swim and Crunchy Roll. It is set in 2032 and centers around a female replicant, voiced by Jessica Henwick.

Like the title indicated, Blade Runner 2099 will be set in 2099, 50 years after the events of the 2017 film.

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Ridley Scott is set to executive produce. Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Michael Green, ben Roberts, Cynthia Yorkin, David W. Zucker, and Clayton Krueger are also executive producing. Kosove and Johnson will executive produce for Alcon while Zucker and Krueger will executive produce for Scott Free Production.

Silka Luisa is writing and executive producing the series. Currently, she is the showrunner for the upcoming Starz series Shining Girls starring Elisabeth Moss. Scott Free Productions is the production company behind HBO Max’s Raised by Wolves.