Sept. 15 (UPI) — Amazon has officially ordered the new series “Blade Runner 2099.”
“Blade Runner 2099” is a sequel to the 2017 film “Blade Runner 2049,” directed by Denis Villeneuve. Both take place in the same universe as Scott’s 1982 film “Blade Runner,” based on the Philip K. Dick novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
Silka Luisa (“Shining Girls”) wrote the script for “Blade Runner 2099” and will serve as showrunner. Luisa will also executive produce with Scott, who first announced the project in November 2021.
“The original ‘Blade Runner,’ directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most influential science-fiction movies of all time, and we’re excited to introduce ‘Blade Runner 2099’ to our global Prime Video customers,” Amazon Studios head of global television Vernon Sanders said in a statement.
“We are honored to be able to present this continuation of the ‘Blade Runner’ franchise, and are confident that by teaming up with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, and the remarkably talented Silka Luisa, ‘Blade Runner 2099’ will uphold the intellect, themes, and spirit of its film predecessors,” Sanders added.