Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner franchise touts two universally beloved films as well as an animated series in the works for Adult Swim and Crunchyroll. However, it appears the future of the series is brighter than ever. As first reported by Deadline, Ridley Scott is actively developing a Blade Runner 2049 sequel series for Amazon Studios.
The project, titled Blade Runner 2099, will reportedly serve as a direct follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. Ridley Scott will executive produce the series with Silka Luisa (Shining Girls) serving as the showrunner. Scott’s Scott Free Productions will produce in collaboration with Alcon Entertainment and Amazon Studios. Amazon Prime Video is the likely landing spot for the show’s distribution.
Loosley based on the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, Blade Runner a 1982 neo-noir science fiction film starring Harrison Ford. Set in a dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, the film follows genetically bioengineered replicants and special police operatives known as blade runners tasked with hunting them down. Notably, the film grossed $41.5 million and influences a generation of sci-fi films.
Moreover, Ryan Gosling stars in 2017’s Blade Runner 2049, which sees him uncover a secret that threatens to destabilize society. Harrison Ford reprises his role in the sequel with Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, and Ana De Armas providing breakthrough performances as well. Additionally, the film won Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects at the 90th Academy Awards.
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