‘Blade Runner 2049’ could be getting a sequel in the form of a TV series
Will Harrison Ford feature among the cast of the “Blade Runner 2099” series? The show has now been officially confirmed. Amazon Studios has outlined that it is working on a live-action series about the sequel to “Blade Runner 2049,” the film directed by Denis Villeneuve with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, released in 2017 in theaters.
This new series called “Blade Runner 2099” is set to take place 50 years after the last film.
For the moment, Amazon Studios has not revealed the plot of the series which should consist of ten episodes. One thing is sure, Ridley Scott will be part of the project. The director of the very first opus of the saga, “Blade Runner” released in 1982, will act as executive producer. And according to some, he could even direct some episodes.
The “Blade Runner” saga tells the story of a dystopian world in which the environment has been totally ravaged. Androids called “replicants” are exploited for performing difficult tasks. After a revolt, special forces called blade runners are in charge of eliminating any dangerous replicant. A task that is difficult because these androids have the appearance of regular humans.
The franchise has already spun off an animated series called “Blade Runner: Black Lotus.” Launched on Adult Swim in 2021, the story follows a female replicant trying to recover her memories in 2032. JB
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