Amazon Studios and Alcon Entertainment have announced that Blade Runner will come to Amazon Prime Video as an exclusive limited series called “Blade Runner 2099”.
Amazon first revealed the “Blade Runner 2099” concept in February 2022. It is a sequel to the 1982 original and the 2017 “Blade Runner 2049”, which Denis Villeneuve directed. Like its predecessors, Blade Runner 2099 is likely to feature tech noir and dystopian themes, but since it is set 50 years after the Blade Runner 2049 film, it is likely to have a refreshed list of characters.
The 1982 Blade Runner director, Ridley Scott, will handle the executive production through his company, Scott Free Productions. Silka Luisa, who served as showrunner for Apple TV+’s upcoming drama series Shining Girls, has been unveiled as a writer for the show; she will also serve as executive producer alongside Ridley Scott. Michael Green, who wrote Blade Runner 2049, will serve as a non-writing executive producer.
About Blade Runner
Blade Runner is one of the most influential science fiction franchises. The 1982 film was adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. It was centered on the story of synthetic humans, known as replicants, who escaped back to Earth from space and were being hunted down by a reluctant cop. The movie starred Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos.
The 2017 Blade Runner 2049 sequel centered on the story of a replicant blade runner who uncovered a secret that could destabilize society. Ryan Gosling starred as the leading man, while Harrison Ford and Edward James Olmos reprised the same roles they had in the original. Other notable cast members included Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.