Amazon’s Prime Video is preparing to enter the world of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, this time set even farther in the future in 2099.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Prime has given the green light to Blade Runner 2099, with Scott serving as the executive producer on the limited series. Silka Luisa (of Apple TV+’s Shining Girls) will serve as showrunner.
Amazon studios head of global television Vernon Sanders is excited about the potential of the news series, calling the original film “…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. 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.”
Little to no information is currently available about the plot of the new series or if it will have any connection to Adult Swim’s Blade Runner: Black Lotus animated series which was released in 2021.
Stay tuned to Conskipper for more information about Blade Runner 2099.