A Blade Runner sequel series is coming to Prime Video, several news outlets report.
The Blade Runner 2099 live-action project, which was first disclosed as being in development at the streaming service back in February, was first made public by Ridley Scott in November 2021.
Although the specifics of the plot are being kept under wraps, the title suggests the series will take place fifty years after the events of Blade Runner 2049, the 2017 prequel to the original Blade Runner.
“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,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television for Amazon Studios, in a statement.
Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was adapted into the 1982 film Blade Runner, which takes place in a dystopian Los Angeles in 2019 and features replicants, artificial humans created by the Tyrell Corporation to work on space colonies. Unwillingly agreeing to track down a group of advanced replicants that had run away and returned to Earth. Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford all starred.
In the 2049 sequel from 2017, Ryan Gosling played a replicant blade runner who discovers a secret that poses a threat to society’s stability. Along with Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto it also starred Ford and Olmos in their original roles.
“We are delighted to continue our working relationship with our friends at Amazon,” said Alcon Entertainment co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. “And we are beyond excited to continue to extend the ‘Blade Runner’ canon into a new realm with the provocative storyline that Silka has created. Audiences first discovered Ridley Scott’s brilliant vision for ‘Blade Runner’ 40 years ago, and since then, it has become one of the most influential science-fiction films of all time. Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up sequel, ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ then became one of the best reviewed sequels of all time.”