Prime Video has greenlit "Blade Runner 2099" to series. Ridley Scott, the director of the 1982 film, will executive produce.
"The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most influential science-fiction movies of all time, and we're excited to introduce Blade Runner 2099 to our global Prime Video customers. We are honored to be able to present this continuation of the Blade Runner franchise, and are confident that by teaming up with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, and the remarkably talented Silka Luisa, Blade Runner 2099 will uphold the intellect, themes, and spirit of its film predecessors," said Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios.
The franchise will now be comprised of three projects - the original "Blade Runner" in 1982, "Blade Runner 2049" from 2017, and now this series installment.
Alcon Entertainment co-CEOs and co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said, "We are delighted to continue our working relationship with our friends at Amazon. And we are beyond excited to continue to extend the Blade Runner canon into a new realm with the provocative storyline that Silka has created. Audiences first discovered Ridley Scott's brilliant vision for Blade Runner 40 years ago, and since then, it has become one of the most influential science-fiction films of all time. Denis Villeneuve's follow-up sequel, Blade Runner 2049, then became one of the best reviewed sequels of all time. So, we recognize that we have a very high bar to meet with this next installment. Together with Silka and our partners at Amazon, and Scott Free Productions, we hope that we can live up to that standard and delight audiences with the next generation of Blade Runner."
Kosove and Johnson are executive producing the series, alongside Michael Green, Ben Roberts, and Cynthia Yorkin as well as Scott Free Productions' David W. Zucker and Clayton Krueger, Frank Giustra, Tom Spezialy, and Isa Dick Hackett.