Blade Runner 2099 series is in Amazon Studios. According to Variety , the studio has officially greenlit Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 sequel, with showrunner Silka Luisa ( The Shining Girls ) in the lead. As the title suggests, the show will be set 50 years after Rick Deckard’s “Freedom” and will be executive produced by Ridley Scott – the director of the original 1982 film. The news comes nearly a year after Scott announced he was working on a 10-episode series. Currently, there is no release window for Blade Runner 2099.
at that time, Diversity Scott reported that a pilot for the series is in the works, along with plans for an Alien TV adaptation. “The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most influential science-fiction films of all time, and we are excited to introduce Blade Runner 2099 to our global Prime Video customers,” said Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television for Amazon Studios. In a statement to DiversityMichael Green, who co-wrote 2017’s Blade Runner 2049 , will also executive produce the show.
Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Based on the novel, the Blade Runner universe is set in a dystopian Los Angeles, in which bio-engineered, synthetic humans known as replicants work on space colonies. The 1982 film sees a group of fugitive androids return to Earth and wreak havoc, forcing a reluctant cop Deckard (Harrison Ford) to track them down and finally understand their nature.
Villeneuve’s 2017 entry expanded on this idea, presenting the story through the lens of K, a replicant cop played by Ryan Gosling. Despite critical acclaim, the film grossed $260.5 million (approx. Rs. 2,079 crore) worldwide – against a production budget of $180 million (approx. Rs. 1,436 crore), failing at the commercial box office. Scott, who produced the sequel, attributed the underperformance to Blade Runner 2049’s 163-minute runtime. Claiming It was very slow and artistic.
“We are excited to continue our working relationship with our friends at Amazon. And we’re excited to continue expanding the Blade Runner canon into new territory with the provocative storyline that Silka has created,” said Andrew Kosov and Broderick Johnson, co-founders of Alcon Entertainment — the production company behind Blade Runner 2099. Currently, there is no word on casting details or directors for the Prime Video series.
The announcement follows the 2021 premiere of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, a CGI anime series set in 2032. The series received generally favorable reviews due to its large disconnection from the themes and universe of Blade Runner.