Blade Runner 2099 is officially moving forward for Amazon Prime Video, with Blade Runner director Ridley Scott serving as executive producer.
It was revealed back in February that Blade Runner 2099 was in development at Amazon. The series, presumably set 50 years after Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, has now received an official green light. Silka Luisa, producer of Shining Girls and Halo, is on board as showrunner.
The series will be produced by Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free Productions, alongside Alcon Entertainment and Amazon Studios.
Blade Runner Comes To The Small Screen
Blade Runner 2099 will mark the franchise’s first live-action television adaptation. Blade Runner: Black Lotus, an anime series based on the franchise, previously aired on Adult Swim.
Plot details for Blade Runner 2099 are currently being kept under wraps, though the apparent time jump suggests it is unlikely characters from the films, such as Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard or Ryan Gosling’s K, will appear.
“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, Amazon Studios Head of Global Television, in a statement.
Michael Green, who co-wrote Blade Runner 2049, is joining the production team as a non-writing executive producer.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new Blade Runner, LAPD officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD Blade Runner who has been missing for thirty years.
The film is now available on digital home media, DVD, and Blu-Ray. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Amazon Studios series and Ridley Scott’s involvement in it and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.