Scott directed 1982’s Blade Runner, which adapted Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. The movie, set in (then-future) 2019 Los Angeles, sees Harrison Ford play a cop hunting down synthetic humans known as replicants. Ford returned for the 2017 sequel, Blade Runner 2049, directed by Dune’s Denis Villeneuve.
Now, the legend of Blade Runner – and its naming conventions – will continue. Scott’s upcoming series Blade Runner 2099 will officially follow the 2049 sequel film, just 50 years later.
Deadline describes the project as in priority development at Amazon. The studio is reportedly fast tracking scripts, staffing a writers’ room, and planning for potential production dates. At this time, Scott has not been confirmed to direct. But if the series moves forward and schedules align, he may also find himself behind the camera for Blade Runner 2099.
The series has landed a writer/executive producer in Silka Luisa. Luisa currently serves as showrunner of the upcoming Starz drama Shining Girls starring Elisabeth Moss.
At this time, no stars from Blade Runner or Blade Runner 2049 are attached to the series.
The franchise recently ventured into television, but specifically on the animated side. The Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series debuted last year on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll.
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