Director Ridley Scott recently confirmed that a TV show based on his 1982 movie Blade Runner is in development. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Scott revealed that the script worth 10 hours of material has been written, suggesting that we can expect a limited series consisting of 10 episodes.
“We have already written the pilot for Blade Runner and the bible. So we’re already presenting Blade Runner as a TV show, probably the first 10 hours.”Ridley Scott
Scott directed a legendary sci-fi movie Blade Runner, which was released in 1982. The 1968 sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? written by Philip K. Dick served as the primary basis for the film. Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos, Blade Runner unperformed critically and commercially, but later it turned into a cult classic movie, and today it’s considered one of the best sci-fi movies of all time. The movie significantly defined the sci-fi genre as such.
The sequel, Blade Runner 2049 was released in 2017, directed by Dennis Villeneuve. Harrison Ford and Edward James Olmos reprised their respective roles from the original movie, while Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto joined the cast. Although it was a box-office disappointment, the critics praised the movie, calling it faithful to the original.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus, an anime series based on the franchise recently premiered on November 14.
Not much is known about the Blade Runner TV show and how it’s going to fit into the franchise with Scott’s original movie and Villeneuve‘s sequel. But considering all the praise and a legend status that Blade Runner has in modern cinematography, the bar is set pretty high.
Ridley Scott’s newest film, House of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino, is set to open this week.