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Amazon greenlights ‘Blade Runner 2099’ sequel series

The long-teased Blade Runner sequel series is real. Variety has confirmed Amazon has ordered production of Blade Runner 2099 for Prime Video. Original movie director Ridley Scott will serve being an executive producer alongside Silka Luisa (Halo and Shining Girls), who’ll also function as showrunner. The premise of 2099 isn’t yet clear beyond its setting 50 years after Blade Runner 2049, but Amazon’s global TV head Vernon Sanders claimed the follow-up would preserve the “intellect, themes, and spirit” of the films.

The cast was not set at this time, although it’s doubtful you will see familiar names given events in past movies and the timeline of the show. Amazon also hasn’t said when it expects release a the series.

The project could be among Amazon’s more ambitious shows up to now. The business has been ramping up the production values of Prime Video productions recently, and that seems to have paid off the initial season of GOD, THE FATHER of the Rings: The Rings of Power reportedly cost $465 million to create, and set a Prime viewing record upon its debut. It wouldn’t be surprising if Amazon focused on a significant investment (or even necessarily as large) for a recognizable franchise like Blade Runner, particularly with Scott involved.

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