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Blade Runner live-action show in the works with director Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott is returning to Blade Runner to produce a forthcoming series from Amazon Studios.

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    It currently stands in priority development as Amazon tracks scripts and looks at potential production dates.  

    Blade Runner isn’t the first feature film from Scott that has been adapted for the small screen – Alien will also come to television in 2023, directed by Noah Hawley.

    Flashback: According to Deadline the live-action show is in development with the director, who helmed the original movie in 1982; Daryl Hannah and William Sanderson in 1982

    Flashback: According to Deadline the live-action show is in development with the director, who helmed the original movie in 1982; Daryl Hannah and William Sanderson in 1982

    A writers’ room staff is being selected and there’s possibility for Scott to direct the series, sources told the publication. 

    The first Blade Runner film was an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    It was set in Los Angeles in 2019 with fake humans called ‘replicants’ that were bio-engineered to work on space colonies. 

    It starred Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos.

    The latest film: 2017's Blade Runner 2049 was directed by Denis Villeneuve and starred Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford

    The latest film: 2017’s Blade Runner 2049 was directed by Denis Villeneuve and starred Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford

    The 2017 sequel was set in 2049 and featured Ryan Gosling as a replicant who discovers a secret that could upend society. 

    The cast included Ford and Olmos in reprised roles, as well as Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

    The latest sci-fi depiction will be set 50 years after the 2017 sequel.

    There also exists an anime series of the franchise, which premiered last year on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll. 

    The cartoon is set in 2032 and Jessica Henwick voices the female replicant who stars in the show.

    Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights in 2011.

    Franchise extension: There also exists an anime series of Blade Runner, which premiered last year on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll

    Franchise extension: There also exists an anime girl drawing series of Blade Runner, which premiered last year on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll

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