Amazon Prime has just confirmed the Blade Runner TV show, and Harrison Ford might reprise his role

Amazon Prime has just confirmed the Blade Runner TV show, and Harrison Ford might reprise his role ...

Amazon has confirmed that it is going forward with a live-action Blade Runner TV series for its Prime Video streaming service. The project was initially revealed to be in development in February, but now a whole series order has been given the approval.

Ridley Scott, the director of the original Blade Runner film, will serve as executive producer at this time, but there is no suggestion that Denis Villeneuve, the director of Blade Runner 2049, will participate in the project. Regardless, he is probably too busy in Dune 2 to return to Blade Runner''s dreadful world.

Michael Green, who works for Blade Runner 2049, will also be executive producer, so at least some of her talent has been included in the mix. Silka Luisa is most well-known for her work on Apple TV Plus and Halo for Paramount Plus.

The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most powerful science fiction films of all time. The original series was enthused to introduce Blade Runner 2099 to our worldwide Prime Video customers, according to Vernon Sanders, the CEO of Amazon Studios globally, in a statement (courtesy of Variety (opens in a new tab)).

Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, the co-founders of Alcon Entertainment, have all commented on the news. We are beyond excited to continue to expand the Blade Runner canon into a new realm with Silka''s provocative storyline.

There are no plot details yet, but we can safely assume the show will take place 50 years after Blade Runner 2049. It''s also worth noting that the animated series Blade Runner Black Lotus has landed on Adult Swim in November 2021 and ended its 13-episode run back in February of this year. However, 2099 will be the first live-action Blade Runner TV project.

Will Rick Deckard return for Blade Runner 2099?

While a set is expected to last 50 years, it might be appropriate to suggest that Harrison Fords Rick Deckard will stand out in Blade Runner 2099. However, a recent survey from Giant Freakin Robot (opens in a new tab) suggests that this may not be the case.

The site claims that a trusted and reliable inside source has shared that Harrison Ford is in discussions for Blade Runner 2099. On the surface, Fords'' return is far from guaranteed.

The actor has recently been filming Indiana Jones 5 and is discussing getting finished with the roles following the sequel. Considering Deckards'' complete character arc in Blade Runner 2049 its entirely possible he feels the same way about reprising another of these iconic roles. Perhaps Ford will be persuaded to make a cameo or small supporting appearance, but he doesn''t expect him to be the leader.

The possibility of Ryan Goslings Officer K, the lead character in Blade Runner 2049, has been uncovered, but this is even more unlikely. For starters, 2049 was a box office disappointment, so the creators behind this new series may not tie into the sequel too closely. Additionally, Gosling is hesitant to do TV work, and it is difficult to see how appeal reprising the role would have for the actor other than a potentially significant paycheck.

Overall, we feel confident that Blade Runner 2099 will be compatible with the two movies that premiered, but being established in the same universe ensures it almost certainly will, but in order for this TV show to succeed it will likely have to stand on its own. If Ford does return lets just hope his presence doesnt overshadow the new stories and characters that 2099 will be aiming to introduce.