Amazon Studios has provided Blade Runner 2099 pilot with series green light

Amazon Studios has provided Blade Runner 2099 pilot with series green light

The "Blade Runner" universe will expand beyond the original 1982 film and 2017 follow-up, with Amazon Studios giving permission for the live-action series. Seen as a project whose development had a high potential, the series is set on a story by original filmmaker Ridley Scott, who will also executive produce. The news comes ten months after Scott reported that a pilot was in play for a potential series.

"The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most powerful science fiction films of all time, and we''re delighted to present this continuation of the Blade Runner franchise," says Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios. "We are honored to be able to show this continuation of the Blade Runner franchise, but we are confident that by collaborating with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, and the remarkable Silka Luisa, Blade Runner 2099

"We are so pleased to continue working with friends at Amazon," said one of Alcon Entertainment''s co-founders. Since then, Ridley Scott''s incredible vision for Blade Runner has gone viral, and it has since become one of the best reviewed films of all time. So, we understand that this competition will be met with people. Together with Silka and our partners at Amazon and Scott Free Productions, we hope to continue to achieve that standard.

With the help of Michael Green (writer, ), Ben Roberts, and Cynthia Yorkin, and Scott Free Productions'' David W. Zucker, Clayton Krueger, Frank Giustra, and Isa Dick Hackett, Tom Spezialy has joined the writers'' room, and will also serve as an executive producer on the limited series.

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