Amazon has officially picked up a series for Prime Video based on the hit Blade Runner movies, Deadline reports. The show, which will be a limited live-action series, is titled Blade Runner 2099suggesting it will take place 50 years after Denis Villeneuve’s very good Blade Runner 2049. Ridley Scott, the director of the first Blade Runnerwill serve as executive producer.
The company does not share Blade Runner 2099 plot details yet, so we don’t know much about what to expect beyond the later timeline. The show will “uphold the intellect, themes and spirit of its film predecessors,” said Amazon’s Vernon Sanders. in a statement provided to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporterso I hope the series will keep the neo-noir sci-fi vibe of the two films.
We don’t know when either Blade Runner 2099 will come true. But if you want to delve more deeply into the Blade Runner universe prior to the release of the new series, there is also a Blade Runner animation, Blade Runner: Black Lotuswhich debuted in November.
Update September 15, 10:23 PM ET: Clarified that this will be a limited series.