A new series, Blade Runner 2099 has been given the go ahead by Amazon’s Prime Video. The director of the 1982 film, Ridley Scott (Robin Hood, Body of Lies), will be an executive producer and Silka Luisa (Shining Girls) wrote the new script and is also executive producing. The series is a collaboration that comes from Alcon Entertainment, the rights holder of Blade Runner, in association with Scott Free Productions and Amazon Studios. This series is a sequel to the Blade Runner 2049 to 2017 film.
The original Blade Runner is a science fiction film made in 1982. It was an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s (Paycheck, Next) 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It was about a classic dystopian society in Los Angeles in which bio-engineered humans called replicants are sent to work on space colonies. Some rebels escape back to earth and are hunted down by a cop played by Harrison Ford (Firewall, Witness). In Blade Runner 2049, which was released in 2017, Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, La La Land) starred as a replicant blade runner that discovers a secret that may destroy society. The plot for Blade Runner 2099 remains under wraps for now but it will be a live-action limited series. The series will take place 50 years after Denis Villeneuve’s (Cleopatra, Prisoners) 2017 Blade Runner 2049.
In a statement given to “Deadline” “The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most influential science-fiction movies of all time, and we’re excited to introduce Blade Runner 2099 to our global Prime Video customers,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios. “We are honored to be able to present this continuation of 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 uphold the intellect, themes, and spirit of its film predecessors.”