Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Prime’s “Blade Runner 2099” TV Series Expands Cast List

Seven years after Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049Blade Runner is headed to the small screen in Amazon’s upcoming Blade Runner 2099, and Deadline reports this morning that the cast list is growing.

Dimitri Abold (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes), Lewis Gribben (Somewhere Boy), Katelyn Rose Downey (The Nun II), and Daniel Rigby (Renegade Nell) are joining previously announced cast members Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once) and Hunter Schafer (Cuckoo).

Johnny Harris (A Gentleman in Moscow“), Amy Lennox (Only Child), Sheila Atim (The Woman King), and Matthew Needham (House of the Dragon) join as recurring guest stars.

Of course, no character or plot details have been revealed at this time, but production is underway, so expect more news to follow in the coming months. Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) is executive producing the live action television series, with Blade Runner 2099 said to be a follow-up to the events of film sequel Blade Runner 2049.

“The latest installment of the neo-noir sci-fi franchise will be set 50 years after the sequel.”

Blade Runner 2099 comes from Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free, and Amazon Studios. Silka Luisa (“Shining Girls”) is writing, showrunning, and executive producing.

Jonathan van Tulleken (“Shōgun”) will direct and executive produce the first two episodes.

“The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most influential science-fiction movies of all time, and we’re excited to introduce Blade Runner 2099 to our global Prime Video customers,” Amazon Studios’ Vernon Sanders recently said.

The show marks Alcon’s first TV series in the Blade Runner universe since it acquired film, television and ancillary rights to produce prequels and sequels to the 1982 science-fiction thriller Blade Runner in 2011. Since then, it has financed and produced Blade Runner 2049.

Alcon Entertainment co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Alcon’s President of Television Ben Roberts, David W. Zucker and Clayton Krueger from Scott Free Productions, Tom Spezialy, Richard Sharkey, Michael Green, Cynthia Yorkin, Frank Giustra, and Isa Dick Hackett produce.

Stay tuned for more on “Blade Runner 2099” as additional details arrive.

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