The “Blade Runner” universe will receive another production, which this time will not be an animation. Blade Runner 2099 is coming to Amazon Prime Video and today we received the first information about the new series.
Blade Runner 2049 turned out to be a great success and Denis Villeneuve’s film sparked the universe. Now we can be sure that another project related to this brand will be created – Blade Runner 2099 is born.
There were preliminary leaks about the design before, but we can now confirm that Blade Runner 2099 is the first live-action series in the universe to be released on Prime Video on the day of its premiere. Amazon has secured another strong IP.
Considering the title, we can assume that “Blade Runner 2099” was set 50 years after “Blade Runner 2049”, but currently the details of the plot have not been disclosed. Silka Luisa (“Hello”, “Shining Girls”) has become showrunner and executive producer, and Ridley Scott, who has served as Scott Free Productions as executive producer, is also involved in the production.
“Blade Runner 2099” is the last great brand that has recently been developed by Amazon – the company offers viewers a series in the “Lord of the Rings” universe, and previously those interested could watch “Jack Ryan”, “Wheel of Time” or the excellent “The Expanse” .
Vernon Sanders, head of global TV Amazon Studios, commented on the situation in the following words:
“The original ‘Blade Runner’, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most influential sci-fi movies of all time, and we are excited to introduce ‘Blade Runner 2099’ to our global Prime Video customers. We are honored to present this continuation of the ‘Blade Runner’ franchise and we are confident that by working with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and the extremely talented Silka Luis, ‘Blade Runner 2099’ will keep the intellect, themes and spirit of its film predecessors alive. ” .