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Blade Runner sequel promises ‘the next generation of Blade Runner’

Amazon limited series will be written and executive produced by one of the creators of Paramount Plus’ Halo

Ryan Gosling looks across a crowded room in Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049
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Amazon Studios announced on Thursday that Blade Runner 2099, a new live-action limited series set after the events of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film and Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 sequel, is currently in production for Prime Video. This news comes nearly a year following Scott’s announcement that he was working on a 10-episode limited series set in the Blade Runner universe, with a pilot for the limited series reportedly completed.

No word yet regarding the series’ cast, characters, plot, or release date, but according to Deadline, writer-producer Silka Luisa (Shining Girls, Halo) has written the script and will be executive producing the limited series. Alcon Entertainment co-CEOs and co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, as well as Blade Runner 2049 writer Michael Green, are also attached as executive producers.

“[W]e are beyond excited to continue to extend the Blade Runner canon into a new realm with the provocative storyline that Silka has created,” Alcon Entertainment co-CEOs and co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in a press statement. “We recognize that we have a very high bar to meet with this next installment. Together with Silka and our partners at Amazon, and Scott Free Productions, we hope that we can live up to that standard and delight audiences with the next generation of Blade Runner.”

Blade Runner 2099 follows the premiere of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, the CG anime series set between the events of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, which debuted on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll last fall.

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