What’s happening with Blade Runner 2099?

Blade Runner 2099 is an upcoming live-action TV series based on the iconic Blade Runner films. It is set to be filmed in Northern Ireland and streamed on Amazon Prime Video. The series is a sequel to Blade Runner 2049, which was released in 2017 and directed by Denis Villeneuve. The series will take place 50 years after the events of Blade Runner 2049.

The showrunner and executive producer of Blade Runner 2099 is Silka Luisa, who has worked on Halo and Shining Girls. Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1982 Blade Runner film, will also serve as an executive producer. No cast members have been announced yet.

The series has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected the production of many shows and movies. According to Ridley Scott, the pilot script and the series bible have been written, but the filming has not started yet. The series is expected to be released in late 2023 or late 2024.

The series will likely be popular among fans of the Blade Runner franchise, which has been around for 40 years now. The franchise is known for its dark sci-fi noir aesthetic, its exploration of themes such as identity, memory, humanity, and artificial intelligence, and its stunning visuals and music. The series may also attract new viewers who are interested in dystopian futures and cyberpunk stories. It is unlikely though that any major characters from the previous films will appear in the series, but the show may explore new aspects of the Blade Runner universe and its themes.

Possible Blade Runner 2099 plot details

No official details have been revealed about the plot of Blade Runner 2099. However, some possible plot lines that the series could explore based on previous productions could be:

  • The aftermath of the replicant uprising that was hinted at in Blade Runner 2049, and how it affects the balance of power and society in the dystopian world.
  • The fate of the replicant child that was born from Rachael and Deckard, and how she relates to other replicants and humans.
  • The role of artificial intelligence and virtual reality in the future, and how they challenge the notions of identity, memory, and reality.
  • The environmental and ethical implications of bioengineering and genetic modification, and how they create new forms of life and exploitation.
  • The exploration of other locations and cultures beyond Los Angeles, such as off-world colonies or other cities.