Blade Runner, TV series in progress: confirmation of Ridley Scott

The universe of Blade Runner is expanding even more : Ridley Scott himself has revealed that a TV series inspired by what is probably the film is in the works (and the same goes for the novel, of course) most important cyberpunk in history. The director, who directed the first iconic film of the 646, confirmed the news during Today, one of the podcasts of the BBC (link in SOURCE). The details that have emerged so far are rather scarce. Scott said the series will run approximately 10 hours , thus suggesting 10 episodes from a Now. There is no information about the cast, nor the setting, nor the plot and characters – nor where it will be distributed, in fact. Let’s say it will take a while to taste it.

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Blade Runner 2049, film released in 2017 and directed by Denis Villeneuve with Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford again as Deckard, is the direct sequel of the film of 1982, but not it is the only work set in that world. In 1998 was out Soldier , written by one of the writers of Blade Runner, or David Peoples, directed by Paul WS Anderson and starring Kurt Russell . Although it was a flop in no uncertain terms (note that Blade Runner was too, but it was later re-evaluated), Scott himself said that the film takes place in the same fictional universe, even going so far as to trace a direct connection between the characters. of the two films.

A few days ago, however, was released on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Blade Runner: Black Lotus , an animation series that mixes the two most prominent and popular strands of cyberpunk, the American and the Japanese . Before the release of Blade Runner 2049, the same producers had always released three animated shorts that served as the film’s official prequels. They are called:

  • Blade Runner Black Out 2022.
  • 2036: Nexus Dawn.
  • 2048: Nowhere to Run.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus takes place in the Los Angeles of 2032, ten years after the events recounted in Black Out, and follows the vicissitudes of Elle, a female replicant created for a secret and mysterious reason.

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