Blade Runner 2099: a “provocative” television sequel highlighted by Amazon | Television


A Blade Runner TV show is in the works at Amazon Studios, the media giant has confirmed, with the original film’s director Ridley Scott on board as executive producer.

Blade Runner 2099 will be a limited series and is envisioned as a sequel to the original 1982 film and its 2017 sequel, Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Silka Luisa, who worked on Halo and adapted and worked as showrunner on the Apple TV+ sci-fi thriller Shining Girls, will serve as showrunner on Blade Runner 2099.

Alcon Entertainment, which owns the rights to Blade Runner, said Luisa developed a “provocative storyline” for the series.

“We recognize that we have a very high bar to reach with this next episode. [sic]”, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, co-CEOs and co-founders of Alcon, said in a statement. “Together with Silka and our partners at Amazon, and Scott Free Productions, we hope we can deliver. of that standard and delight audiences with the next generation of Blade Runner.”

Amazon Studios global television director Vernon Sanders called Scott’s 1982 film “one of the greatest and most influential science fiction films of all time.”

“We are honored to be able to present this sequel to 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 maintain the intellect, themes and the spirit of its cinematic predecessors,” Sanders said.

Amazon first announced that it was developing Blade Runner 2099 in February. The series will be Blade Runner’s first live-action treatment for television; an animated series, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, aired on Adult Swim in the United States last year. This show, which is set in the year 2032, received mixed reviews.

Blade Runner 2099 is Amazon’s latest big bet after The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The first season of the fantasy blockbuster cost $465 million to develop and make.

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