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Blade Runner 2099: Amazon, Ridley Scott start work on live-action TV collection

Enlarge / A picture from 2017’s Blade Runner 2049.

Amazon Studios has begun creating a live-action TV collection set within the Blade Runner universe, in response to reporting from leisure trade publication Deadline.

The collection can be titled Blade Runner 2099, and it’ll comply with 2017’s Blade Runner 2049, which was directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Dune). The Amazon collection can be executive-produced by Ridley Scott, who directed the unique 1982 Blade Runner movie.

Deadline claims that Scott could direct at the very least some episodes himself as soon as the collection strikes ahead. At the moment, 2099 is staffing up its author’s room, so it is not far alongside but. Silka Luisa (The Wilding, Unusual Angel, Shining Ladies) may even write and executive-produce the collection. Blade Runner 2049 co-writer Michael Inexperienced is among the many collection’ quite a few producers.

Blade Runner 2099 can be a joint manufacturing between Amazon Studios, Scott’s Scott Free Productions, and Alcon Leisure, an organization behind one other sci-fi TV collection, The Expanse.

2099 is the second Blade Runner TV undertaking to see the sunshine of day lately—there was additionally the Grownup Swim/Crunchyroll anime collection Blade Runner: Black Lotus—however it is going to be the primary live-action collection within the franchise.

The unique 1982 movie was primarily based loosely on the Philip Okay. Dick sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electrical Sheep?. Amazon beforehand streamed a TV collection titled Philip Okay. Dick’s Electrical Desires, which introduced standalone variations of assorted Philip Okay. Dick tales.

This new collection’ path to the small display has been pushed mainly by Ridley Scott himself, who started purchasing it to streamers final 12 months. It isn’t his first foray into cerebral sci-fi streaming TV exhibits, both; he’s additionally government producer and occasional director of HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves.

There isn’t any phrase of when Blade Runner 2099 will premiere, however it’s going to doubtless be a little bit of a wait, since manufacturing has not but begun.

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