“Blade Runner” is getting its own limited series on Prime Video. Amazon confirmed to TechCrunch that the streaming services announced today are “Blade Runner 2099,” the first time the sci-fi franchise has received a live action TV show. Last year, Adult Swim made an animated series called “Blade Runner: Black Lotus.”
The Hollywood Reporter originally leaked news in February. Amazon made the official announcement today.
Nothing else has been shared about the series, including the plot or when it will premiere. However, based on the title, “Blade Runner 2099″ will likely take place 50 years after the sequel.”Blade Runner 2049. “
Directed by Ridley Scott, who is best known for the 1979 horror film “Alien”, the sci-fi film “Blade Runner“It premiered in 1982 and has since become a cult classic. The cyberpunk film stars Harrison Ford as a Los Angeles cop in a dystopian future. Ford’s character, Rick Deckard, is a blade runner who hunts bio-transformed humanoids known as “replicators”.
Thirty-five years later, the franchise is revived and the sequel “Blade Runner 2049In theaters in 2017, starring Ryan Gosling as a simulated sword runner.
Alcon Entertainment, the production company that secured the production rights to the “Blade Runner” prequel and sequel in 2011, said in a statement, “We are pleased to continue our working relationship with our friends at Amazon. And we are happy to continue to expand ‘‘Blade Runner’ canon into a new realm…we hope that we can live up to that standard and delight audiences with the next generation of ‘Blade Runner’, co-CEO and co-founder. of Alcon Entertainment, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, said.
News of a green-lit “Blade Runner” series comes after the streamer released the “Lord of the Rings” series earlier this month. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power“Did a great job for the streaming service, surpassing the beloved fantasy adventure trilogy. Amazon declare 25 million viewers worldwide streamed”Rings of PowerIn the first 24 hours since launch, note that this is the biggest launch in Prime Video’s history.
It’s likely that Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services will continue to revive popular franchises in an effort to attract more subscribers.