Ridley Scott To Lead ‘Blade Runner 2099’ Amazon Series

by Jayson Drury

The replicants are back.

Blade Runner 2099–a new live-action, small-screen addition to the classic Blade Runner franchise–is being planned for Amazon Prime Video, according to a report on Deadline.

Ridley Scott–who helmed the 1982 Harrison Ford-led original–will serve as executive producer of the series that will be scripted by Silka Luisa (Shining Girls).

It’s reported that the new show–which does not yet have a release window–will be set 50 years after 2017’s Blade Runner 2049 that starred Ryan Gosling as a replicant blade runner.

The original Blade Runner–an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?–is set in a dystopian Los Angeles in 2019 where synthetic humans (replicants) are bio-engineered by the Tyrell Corporation to work on space colonies.

No plot details of the new series were forthcoming, but Amazon Studios’ Vernon Sanders said the show will be a “continuation of the Blade Runner franchise, and we are confident that it will uphold the intellect, themes and spirits of its film predecessors.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Blade Runner 2099 on Amazon Prime Video.


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