"Blade Runner 2099": New series coming to Amazon

The project is to function as a spin-off to "Blade Runner"

by Pierre Lorenz on February 13, 2022

Amazon currently has its hands full with its upcoming "The Lord of the Rings" series. As Deadline recently found out, the next big project is now in the pipeline. It's a series called "Blade Runner 2099", for which all kinds of creative minds and producers are currently being sought. Ridley Scott already caused a stir at the end of 2020 when he announced that the pilot episode had already been written. Now the production is to go ahead as quickly as possible, because this project allegedly has the highest priority from the streaming giant. In terms of content, "Blade Runner 2099" is to be a spin-off of Denis Villeneuve's highly acclaimed feature film "Blade Runner 2049" and, according to the title, is to be set 50 years after the 2017 movie. The franchise is based on the dystopian novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick, considered by many to be the co-founder of the cyberpunk genre. In fact, the "Blade Runner" series has also existed on the big screen for several decades. The origin lies in the original movie "Blade Runner" from 1982, which, by the way, was directed by the current series producer Ridley Scott. After several spin-offs of the original movie, last year's series "Blade Runner: Black Lotus" is the latest offshoot of the franchise – though not in live-action, as with "Blade Runner 2099", but as an anime. In addition to Ridley Scott, lead writer Silka Luisa has also been signed on and is now waiting to welcome more writers for the script. Due to the still rather early production phase, we unfortunately don't yet know when exactly "Blade Runner 2099" will be released but considering the ongoing search for people responsible for the Amazon project, it will still take a while longer. 

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