Here’s Everything We Know About Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” Series for Amazon
It'll be set 50 years after the latest film
You watched Blade Runner. You experienced Blade Runner 2049. Now, get ready for Blade Runner 2099, coming soon to a streaming service (Amazon Prime, in this case) near you. Ridley Scott, who directed the first installment and produced the sequel, is producing a 10-episode series that will return viewers to the same futuristic world he introduced them to 40 years earlier.
An IndieWire report revealed some details about the show. One of the most intriguing details involves the writer attached to the project: Silka Luisa, who is the writer and showrunner for the forthcoming adaptation of the science fiction/crime thriller The Shining Girls.
According to Deadline’s report on the forthcoming Blade Runner series, Ridley Scott may direct some or all of the episodes.
This isn’t the first Blade Runner project made for television. An animated series, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, debuted last fall. It is set between the first and second films, and drew critical acclaim, with Polygon calling it “a worthy addition to the Blade Runner series.”
Few other details on the series have emerged. If its predecessors are any indication, though, we can assume that there will be some rumination on fate and free will, and at least one character whose “human or replicant?” status is ambiguous. And there will almost certainly be neon. Lots and lots of neon.
And if you’re in need of some Blade Runner-inspired music to tide you over until this series is released, might we recommend:
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