A Blade Runner TV Collection Is Coming, Courtesy of Ridley Scott

K, the Blade Runner, stands silhouetted against the city he's looking down on from a tall building.

Screenshot: Warner Bros.

It’s a really unhealthy time to be a replicant, however that makes it an excellent time to be a fan of Ridley Scott’s 1983 sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner. Not solely did we obtain a surprisingly good, if wholly pointless, sequel in 2017 due to Dune director Denis Villeneuve, however the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime spin-off sequence simply premiered on Grownup Swim earlier this month. Now, the person who began all of it goes again to the far-off Los Angeles of… 2019?

Really, all we all know for sure is what Scott instructed the BBC (by way of Indiewire) in an interview held earlier in the present day: “We [have already] written the pilot for Blade Runner and the [series] bible. So, we’re already presenting Blade Runner as a TV present, the primary 10 hours.” Provided that there’s prone to be a bidding warfare between networks and streaming companies for a sequence with such an enormous, built-in cult following, I believe we will all relaxation assured this sequence will make it to TV screens.

So the query is, what’s going to the present be about? The instant reply can be extra adventures of Rick Deckard, performed by Harrison Ford, seemingly previous to the occasion of the primary film. It might simply be a sequence of his different Blade Runner instances looking down the rogue bioengineered beings referred to as Replicants, which sounds superior. Nevertheless, as alluded to earlier than, the futuristic occasions of the primary film happen in 2019, which could possibly be awkward relying on how tied into the franchise’s continuity Scott desires to be. It is also set in 2049, the period of Villeneuve’s sequel, and present different instances of Ok, assuming Ryan Gosling can be curious about doing extra. However the sequence might happen then, or earlier, or one other period solely with all new characters—it’s not like Deckard and Ok have been ever the solely Blade Runners working within the higher Los Angeles megalopolis space, not to mention the remainder of the world.

Blade Runner is the second of Scott’s two biggest movies to get a live-action TV sequence. The primary is Alien, which is being overseen by Fargo and Legion’s Noah Hawley, with out the director’s involvement. Suffice it to say, he’s unenthusiastic concerning the venture. There’s been no announcement for when both Alien or Blade Runner will make their method to TV, however you’ll be able to at the moment watch Blade Runner: Black Lotus Sundays on Grownup Swim.


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