Been teased for a long time Blade Runner sequel series is real. Diversity yes confirmed Amazon has placed a production order Blade Runner 2099 for Prime Video. Original film director Ridley Scott will act as executive producer alongside Silka Luisa (Halo and Shining girls), who will also be the presenter. The premise of 2099 remains unclear beyond its context 50 years later Blade Runner 2049but Amazon’s head of global television, Vernon Sanders, claimed the follow-up would preserve the “intelligence, theme, and spirit” of the films.
The cast is yet to be established at this stage, though you’ll probably see familiar names mentioned in the events of past films and the show’s timeline. Amazon also hasn’t said when it plans to release the series.
The project could still be one of Amazon’s more ambitious shows to date. The company has ramped up the production value of its Prime Video products in recent years, and that seems to have paid off – the first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power reportedly cost $465 million to make, and set a Prime viewing record when released. It wouldn’t be surprising if Amazon made a big (if not necessarily huge) investment in a franchise as recognizable as Blade Runner, especially with Scott’s involvement.
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