Last year it was announced that Amazon Studios was developing one Bladerunner series titled Blade Runner 2099. Not much is known about the show other than that it is set in the series Bladerunner Universe. But now it is reported Jodie Corner (kill Eve, free guy) is in talks to star in the series.
This news comes from entertainment reporter Jeff Sneider on a recent episode of The Hot Mic. It was explained that Comer wanted to work on another project Ridley Scott after working with him The last duel, and while she was ready for other projects with him, they fell through. But it looks like they’re trying to make things work Blade Runner 2099.
Scott is producing the project and will also reportedly direct some episodes of the show. Judging by the title of the series, the story will take place 50 years after the sequel, which itself took place 30 years after the original.
Vernon SanderHead of global television, Amazon Studios, previously said in a statement: “The original blade runner, directed by Ridley Scottis considered one of the greatest and most influential sci-fi films of all time, and we’re excited to introduce it Blade Runner 2099 to our global Prime Video customers. We are honored to present this sequel to the Bladerunner franchise and are confident that by working with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and the remarkably talented Silka Luisa Blade Runner 2099 will maintain the intellect, themes and spirit of its film predecessors.”
Co-CEOs and Co-Founders of Alcon Entertainment Andrew Kosove And Broderick Johnson said: “We are excited to continue our collaboration with our friends at Amazon. And we’re really looking forward to expanding on that Bladerunner Canon into a new realm with the provocative storyline created by Silka. Audiences first discovered Ridley Scott’s brilliant vision for Bladerunner 40 years ago and since then it has become one of the most influential science fiction films of all time. The sequel to Denis Villeneuve Blade Runner 2049, then became one of the highest-rated sequels of all time. So we realize we’re setting a very high bar with this next episode. Together with Silka and our partners at Amazon and Scott Free Productions, we hope to live up to that standard and delight audiences with the next generation of Bladerunner.”
Silke Luisa (Luminous girls) wrote the screenplay and is executive producer of the series. I’m glad we’re getting another one Bladerunner story, and I’m excited to see what that story will be!