Ridley Scott continues to mine his filmography of science fiction classics for television material. In addition to Noah Hawley’s upcoming “Alien” series for FX, Scott is set to produce a new show in the “Blade Runner” universe for Amazon. “Blade Runner 2099” will be a sequel to “Blade Runner 2049,” set 50 years after Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 film. Silka Luisa is writing and producing the show, and sources tell Deadline that Ridley Scott may also end up directing the project.
In late 2021, Scott teased that a 10-episode “Blade Runner” series was in development and being shopped to streaming services, with a pilot script and series bible already completed. But today’s news marks the most information that fans have received about the show’s actual plot. After the critical success of “Blade Runner 2049,” the fact that the show will be a sequel should be welcome news to many fans