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Amazon is working on Ridley Scott's live-action Blade Runner 2099 TV show

Amazon is working on Ridley Scott's live-action Blade Runner 2099 TV show

Blade Runner's next starring role will apparently be a live-action TV series from Amazon, with original director Ridley Scott set to return as executive producer on the project, Blade Runner 2099, Variety reports.

Blade Runner 2099, the 2017 Denis Villeneuve-helmed sequel Blade Runner 2049, will take place 50 years in the future and will see Silca Luisa (showrunner on Apple TV Plus' Shining Girls) writing and executive producing the series. Deadline states that Scott himself may direct the show.

Scott previously teased the project in a BBC interview in November - the series' first public mention - mentioning that the live-action show was being developed as a 10-episode series, with a pilot and a show. Bibles were already written. , Blader Runner: 2099 will not be the first spin-off show for the iconic sci-fi franchise; Adult Swim debuted an anime series, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, late last year, which further expanded the Blade Runner universe.

The original Blade Runner was released in 1982 and has since risen to prominence as one of the most beloved science fiction films of all time (along with one of the most controversial, given the plethora of different cuts whose relative merits over the decades). The 35-year-old sequel, Blade Runner 2049, was released in 2017 to critical - if not commercial - success.

Amazon is the reported home of the live-action Blade Runner show, which talks about the mega-corporation's streaming ambitions as it continues to try and build out viewing and building out its library of content. Amazon Studios has invested heavily in genre television in recent years, with the company picking up The Expanse after its original cancellation, as well as The Wheel of Time and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (the latter of which is the second installment of The Expanse). the latter). What appears to be the most expensive TV series of all time, with a reported budget of $465 million, along with big budget projects).

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