Amazon Studios, the television division of the e-commerce giant, is preparing a series inspired by the universe of the movie ‘Blade Runner‘ under the supervision of Ridley Scott.
According to an exclusive of the newspaper ‘Deadline‘ and confirmed by the Hollywood press, the studio is finalizing the details of a fiction entitled Blade Runner 2099, in which Scott, director of the original film, will work as executive producer and could serve as a director.
At the moment, details about the cast and premiere date of this series, which will continue as one of the most acclaimed stories of the science fiction genre, are unknown.
Scott, who this year premiered The Last Duel and House of Gucci, already advanced last year on the BBC that there was a project “at a very advanced stage” and suggested that its transfer to television will be done in a “series of 10 parts”.
“Blade Runner is already being presented as a TV series, probably the first ten hours,” the director said.
The filmmaker released in 1982 the first installment of Blade Runner, whose script was based on the novel by Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.
The film, starring Harrison Ford, became a cult classic for its account of the existential conflicts of humans and a disturbing setting that imagined the city of Los Angeles in the future.
In addition, in 2017 Blade Runner 2049 was released, which 25 years after the debut of the first one continued the story with Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas escorting Ford.
With the strong competition in the television market, driven by the Star Wars and Marvel series that Disney+ is premiering, Amazon will bet on fiction derived from universes such as Blade Runner and the long-awaited television sequel to The Lord of the Rings.