Blade Runner 2099 series was announced a year ago after which no announcement or details were made public. After a year-long silence, casting rumors swirl around the awaited series. The Sci-fi film Blade Runner reinvented the sci-fi genre and set new standards. After a successful run, the franchise will now try its hand at the OTT platforms. Given the mood, content, and spirit of the stories and characters, it is no doubt the series too will do equally well.
Casting rumors have finally started doing the rounds. Since the show is set way later than the timeline of the last film, it is highly unlikely that many of the old cast will make it to the show. There is no confirmation of who will make it to the show but a source reveals an actor who is being eyed for the show.
Jodie Comer is being eyed to star in Blade Runner 2099
Jodie Comer, who we love and know for her thrilling and spine-chilling performance in Killing Eve and The Last Duel, is a promising candidate to join the franchise. The rumor is being backed by Jeff Sneider who reveals in the Hot Mic Podcast that director Ridley Scott is eyeing Comer for his latest show. The source also Tweeted the information,
RUMOR: Jodie Comer eyed to star in BLADE RUNNER 2099 after working with Ridley Scott on THE LAST DUEL and nearly working with him again on NAPOLEON. Stay tuned…
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 10, 2023
Jodie Comer is a great casting choice for Blade Runner 2099, as we are all aware of her acting prowess. She hones the ability to play deep, mentally troubled, and dark characters with spectacular ease. Comer also had experience with sci-fi films as she made a cameo in Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker, where the Killing Eve star played Rey’s mother Miramir. However, it is very hard to say anything for sure as the story is yet to be confirmed. The show is said to begin as a sequel to the film Blade Runner 2049. Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer have collaborated on The Last Duel, a historical epic following a war of dignity.
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Vernon Sanders announces Blade Runner 2099 for Amazon Studios
Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios announced Blade Runner 2099 in 2022. He shared in a statement last year,
“The original ‘Blade Runner’ film, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most influential science-fiction movies of all time, and we’re excited to introduce ‘Blade Runner 2099’ to our global Prime Video customers,”
“We are honored to be able to present this continuation of the ‘Blade Runner franchise, and are confident that by teaming up with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, and the remarkably talented Silka Luisa, ‘Blade Runner 2099’ will uphold the intellect, themes, and spirit of its film predecessors.”
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The series’ specific storyline is still a mystery, but the title makes it clear that it will take place several years after Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. It also suggests that Harrison Ford might not be able to reprise his role as Deckard, giving more fuel to the rumor mill.
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Blade Runner 2099 will release on Amazon Prime.