Amazon has formally ordered a live-action Blade Runner series.
First announced back in February, Blade Runner 2099 will be executive produced by Ridley Scott under his Scott Free Productions banner. Variety broke the news on Thursday, saying the show has received a “straight to series” order at Prime Video.
Plot details for Blade Runner 2099 are being kept under wraps, but the title indicates the show will take place 50 years after the events of 2017’s Blade Runner 2049 — it’ll hopefully build upon some leftover plot threads and seeds planted by Denis Villeneuve’s film. Silka Luisa (Shining Girls, Halo) serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Ridley Scott also executive producing under his Scott Free Productions banner.
Michael Green, the famous co-writer of Blade Runner 2049 (now working on the BioShock film), will also executive produce with Alcon Entertainment co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Alcon’s head of television Ben Roberts, David W. Zucker, and Clayton Krueger of Scott Free, Cynthia Yorkin, Frank Giustra, and Isa Dick Hackett. Tom Spezialy (Watchmen, The Leftovers) has joined the writers room and will also serve as an executive producer.
Alcon Entertainment first acquired the film, TV, and ancillary franchise rights to Blade Runner in 2011. The company has since financed and produced Blade Runner 2049 as well as Adult Swim and Crunchyroll’s anime series Blade Runner: Black Lotus.
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