Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1982 Blade Runner movie, is executive producing a follow-up to the feature film sequel Blade Runner 2049 titled, Blade Runner 2099.
The project would mark the first Blade Runner live-action series, in development at Amazon Studios. Amazon is said to fast tracking scripts and eyeing potential production dates. Staffing is currently underway for writers to join a room. Scott may also be up to direct if the series continues to move forward.
Silka Luisa, showrunner of Apple TV+’s upcoming Elisabeth Moss-fronted drama series Shining Girls, is tapped to write and exec produce Blade Runner 2099, which comes from Scott Free Productions in association with Alcon Entertainment and Amazon Studios.
1982’s Blade Runner, which is an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and starred Harrison Ford & Rutger Hauer, is set in a dystopian LA in 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on space colonies. When a fugitive group of advanced replicants escape back to Earth, a cop reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. , Sean Young and Edward James Olmos starred.
The 2017 sequel, which is set in 2049, starred Ryan Gosling as a replicant blade runner, who uncovers a secret that threatens to destabilize society. Ford and Olmos reprised their roles from the original and it also featured Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.
Blade Runner 2099‘ as the title says, will be set 50 years after the film sequel.