Amazon has officially ordered the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel series, diverse Learn.
The live-action project, titled “Blade Runner 2099,” was first announced as being in development on the streaming device in February, while Ridley Scott first revealed that the show was in the pipeline in November 2021.
Exact plot details are preserved, but the title indicates that the show will take place fifty years after the events of “Blade Runner 2049,” the 2017 sequel to the original “Blade Runner.” Silka Luisa serves as show producer and executive producer, with Ridley Scott also executive producer under the Scott Free Productions banner.
Michael Green, co-writer of “Blade Runner 2049,” will also produce with Alcon Entertainment founders Andrew Kossoff and Broderick Johnson, Alcon Television President Ben Roberts, David W. Tom Spezialy has joined the writers’ room and will also serve as executive producer.
“The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is one of the greatest and most influential science fiction films of all time, and we are excited to bring Blade Runner 2099 to our customers around the world through Prime Video,” said Vernon Sanders, President of Global Television. At Amazon Studios. “We are honored to be able to deliver this continuing franchise to the Blade Runner series, and we are confident that by collaborating with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and the remarkably talented Silka Luisa, Blade Runner 2099 will uphold the thought, themes, and spirit of its film predecessors.”
Alcon Entertainment first acquired the movie, television, and additional franchise rights to “Blade Runner” in 2011. The company has since funded and produced “Blade Runner 2049” as well as the Adult Swim/Crunchyroll animated series “Blade Runner: Black Lotus.”
“We are pleased to continue our working relationship with our friends at Amazon,” said Kosove and Johnson. “We are very excited to continue expanding the canon of ‘Blade Runner’ into a new world with the thrilling story created by Silka. Audiences first discovered Ridley Scott’s incredible vision of Blade Runner 40 years ago, and since then, it has become one of the most influential sci-fi films of all time. Denis Villeneuve’s supplement, Blade Runner 2049, has become one of the best-reviewed sequels ever.So we know we have a very high standard to meet this next installment.Together with Silka and our partners Amazon and Scott Free Productions, we hope to be able to Rise to this level and delight the masses with the next generation of “Blade Runner”.
The original “Blade Runner” was released in 1982. It is loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s book “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Harrison Ford starred with Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos among others. The film was not a box office success on its original release but received strong critical acclaim and went on to achieve cult status. In addition to the original theatrical version, a director’s version was released in 1992 and “The Final Cut” followed in 2007.
“Blade Runner 2049” saw Ford and Olmos reprising their original roles, with Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James and Dave Bautista joining the cast. . Like the original, the sequel received generally positive reviews from critics. It has grossed over $259 million worldwide against a $150 million budget.
“Blade Runner 2099” is the latest large-scale offering that Amazon has worked on in recent years. Most famously, the online retail giant’s streaming arm is currently broadcasting “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”. There are also shows like the spy thriller “Jack Ryan,” the recently concluded sci-fi drama “The Expanse,” and the fantasy series “The Wheel of Time.”
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