Amazon’s Blade Runner 2099 Series Just Took A Major Step Forward

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The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Amazon Prime Video has officially greenlit “Blade Runner 2099” as a limited series, bringing on board executive producer Ridley Scott and showrunner Silka Luisa. Amazon Studios head of global television Vernon Sanders promises that “‘Blade Runner 2099’ will uphold the intellect, themes, and spirit of its film predecessors,” namely, “Blade Runner” and “Blade Runner 2049.”

As to what else “Blade Runner 2099” might have in store, fans will just have to wait because details on the plot and characters remain locked up for now. The press statements also don’t mention any of the animated “Blade Runner” projects that have come out since “Blade Runner 2049,” most notably the Adult Swim CGI anime “Blade Runner: Black Lotus,” which hit the programming block in November of 2021. So we don’t know whether it or any of the “2049” tie-in short films will remain canon to the upcoming TV version or not.

One thing that’s for sure: a “Blade Runner” live-action TV show won’t be cheap to produce. So it appears that Amazon isn’t finished spending almost unbelievable amounts of money on streaming series following their high-profile Tolkien show “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” Stay tuned.

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