Details are just starting to be revealed about “Blade Runner 2099”, an upcoming live-action series by Amazon. The new show will take place half a century in the future following the events of the 2017 film “Blade Runner 2049”.
“Blade Runner 2099” Cast and Crew
The series will be produced by Ridley Scott, the Director and Co-Producer of the original “Blade Runner” film in 1982. That film was based on Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, but it was Blade Runner that inspired the Cyberpunk genre.
Cyberpunk is having a moment right now and it’s thanks to Blade Runner that we have games like Cyberpunk 2077 and cyberpunk themes popping up in popular franchises like Star Wars.
Producers for “Blade Runner 2099” include: Ridley Scott – Andrew Kosove – Broderick Johnson – Michael Green – Ben Roberts – Cynthia Yorkin – David W. Zucker – Clayton Krueger – Tom Spezialy – Frank Giustra – Isa Dick Hackett
Writer/Producer: Silka Luisa
Silka Luisa is a writer and producer. According to Film Independent, Luisa grew up in Miami with a superstitious Dominican mother. Her upbringing was filled with strong women and perhaps a few too many psychics. Her writing reflects both of those influences. She’s a woman who won’t take “no” for an answer and maintains the hope that there’s some magic waiting just around every corner or deep within ourselves—something worth searching out even when it seems impossible to find!
She has received many accolades including being given IFP-Marcie Bloom Fellowship, HSF McNamara Grant, and Columbia University’s prestigious Arthur Krim Award. Additionally, her scripts have been placed in numerous screenplay writing competitions including The Academy Nicholl Fellowships.
Her first writing credits were for the 2013 short film “To the Bone” and first worked as a Producer on the 2016 TV movie The Wilding. She has since produced episodes of Strange Angel (2018), Halo (2022), and Shining Girls (2022)
“Blade Runner 2099” Production Studios
“Blade Runner 2099” is a collaborative effort between three production studios: Scott Free Productions, Alcon Entertainment, and Amazon Studios.
Scott Free Productions
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Scott Free Productions is a British film and television production company founded in 1995 by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. The company is based in London, England. Ridley Scott is best known for directing films such as Alien, Blade Runner, and The Martian. His brother Tony Scott directed Top Gun, True Romance, and Enemy of the State. Ridley Scott has produced several films through Scott Free Productions, including The Grey, A Good Year, and Body of Lies. He has also executive produced television series such as The Good Wife and The Terror.
Alcon Entertainment is an American film and television production studio founded in 1997 by film producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. The company is best known for producing the film Blade Runner 2049, as well as the Academy Award-winning film The Blind Side. Alcon Entertainment has also produced a number of popular television series, including The Expanse and The Following. In addition to film and television production, Alcon Entertainment also has an active presence in video game development and comics publishing. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
Amazon Studios is a film and television production studio that is a division of Amazon.com. The studio produces and acquires film and television content. It was founded in 2010 with the stated goal of creating “high-quality original content” and obtaining customer feedback to improve upon it. Amazon Studios has since produced several film and television series, including the Academy Award-winning film Manchester by the Sea, as well as the Golden Globe-winning series Transparent. Amazon Studios has also been nominated for several Emmys, including for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In 2019, Amazon Studios had its first film, Late Night, selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.