The Blade Runner 2099 series adds Game of Thrones alum Jeremy Podeswa as its director. Ridley Scott’s landmark Blade Runner underperformed with critics and at the box office upon its initial release in 1982, though in subsequent years, become a cult classic sci-fi film. Thirty-five years later, Denis Villeneuve directed the legacy sequel, Blade Runner 2049, which released to rave reviews but similarly underwhelmed at the box office. The franchise made the jump to the small screen with the animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus in 2021, though a live-action series, titled Blade Runner 2099 and produced by Scott, was revealed to be in development at Prime Video last year.
Now, Blade Runner 2099 is moving forward at Prime Video by adding some key creatives. Variety reports that Game of Thrones alum Jeremy Podewsa has signed on to direct the pilot episode, and likely more episodes as well. The Prime Video limited series has also added The Leftovers alum Tom Spezialy to its writers’ room.
Everything We Know About Blade Runner 2099
Blade Runner 2099 is a sequel series to Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, which itself was a sequel to Scott’s original Blade Runner. Plot details for the Prime Video series are still under wraps, though as indicated by its title, will be set 50 years after Blade Runner 2049. It’s also unknown what characters the sequel series will follow, though Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard or Ryan Gosling’s K are unlikely to return.
Blade Runner 2099‘s writers’ room is led by Silka Luisa (Shining Girls) which, in addition to the recently added Spezialy, already included Michael Green, who co-wrote Blade Runner 2049. Podewsa is also a strong addition to the creative team, having been nominated for four Emmy Awards for directing episodes of acclaimed dramas like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and The Pacific. Overseen by Scott, Blade Runner 2099 has assembled a talented team of writers and now, a director, so the next step should be casting.