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Amazon is in charge of ‘Blade Runner 2099’ TV series in the works – cnBeta.COM

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Amazon is in charge of ‘Blade Runner 2099’ TV series in the works – cnBeta.COM

According to Variety, the next act of Blade Runner will apparently be Amazon’s live-action series Blade Runner 2099, with original director Ridley Scott returning as the project’s executive producer. “Blade Runner 2099” will be set 50 years after 2017’s sequel “Blade Runner 2049,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, and will be starring Sika Luisa (Apple TV Plus’ “Shiny Girl”) showrunner) is in charge of writing and executive producing the series.

Original director Ridley Scott may also direct the series himself.

Scott had previously hinted at the project in a BBC interview in November — the first public mention of the series — mentioning that the reality show was being developed as a 10-episode series and had already been written A pilot episode and a script outline. Blade Runner: 2099 won’t be the first spinoff of the iconic sci-fi series either; animated TV station Adult Swim expanded Blade Runner with the animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus late last year. world.

The original Blade Runner came out in 1982 and has since gone on to become one of the most popular sci-fi movies of all time. The 35-year-old sequel, Blade Runner 2049, was released in 2017 to critical and commercial success.

Amazon is reportedly home to the live-action Blade Runner, which speaks to the giant company’s streaming ambitions as it continues to try to build out its library of more user-friendly episodes. Amazon Studios has invested heavily in genre television in recent years, with the company taking over The Expanse after its initial cancellation, along with titles such as The Wheel of Time and The Lord of the Rings: Ring of Power. The latter, with a reported budget of $465 million, appears to be the most expensive TV series ever produced.

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