We don’t know whether it’s because Ridley Scott, at 84, just does what he wants, or whether he should actually be communicating it to the outside world – at least the legendary filmmaker said in November 2021 that a ten-episode long Blade Runner live-action series is in the works. The well-informed industry magazine Deadline is now reporting details on this complex series project.
Set 50 Years After Blade Runner 2049
The title of the series is Blade Runner 2099, so it’s clear that we’re not just dealing with a sequel to Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner, but also a sequel to Dune’s Blade Runner 2049.
In any case, “Blade Runner 2049” didn’t bring in enough money to justify a sequel in the cinema, and the first film – number 7 in our list of the best sci-fi films of all time – was originally a flop in the cinema, but behind The Blade Runner series is a company that has a pretty unique relationship with money.
As Deadline reports, “Blade Runner 2099″ will be created on Amazon and thus, like the series ” The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power “, will be available as a stream for Prime Video customers. Industry observers put the entire budget for the “Rings” series at more than one billion US dollars, so we can assume that the company will also spend more money on the guaranteed opulent sci-fi series “Blade Runner 2099”. than the competition can, apart from perhaps Netflix and Apple.
Ridley Scotts Involved Again
Even in old age, Ridley Scott keeps spinning (see The Last Duel, House Of Gucci, and soon Gladiator 2 ). So it’s no surprise that he’s executive producing and possibly directing Blade Runner 2099.
Silka Luisa (“Shining Girls”) has been hired as showrunner and since Amazon has made the project a top priority, a team of writers should soon be assembled. This is in order to think about what exactly to do with the broken future of the year 2099 that happened to humans and the replicants called androids.