Blade Runner TV series in the works
This is the second of his films after Alien to receive the TV series treatment.
Sir Ridley Scott has announced that a live-action TV series based on his classic sci-fi film Blade Runner is in development.
During an interview with Radio 4’s Today programme about his upcoming film House of Gucci, the legendary director confirmed that both the pilot and the “bible” (overall outline) for a full ten-episode series have already been written.
It’s not yet known who else is on the writing team besides Scott or whether, as with HBO’s Raised by Wolves, he’ll be involved in the writing process beyond the pilot.
No particular streaming platform or network was mentioned as being the series home but as WarnerMedia currently own the rights to Blade Runner, it could end up on HBO Max.
Blade Runner joins one of Scott’s other iconic sci-fi hits Alien in being adapted into a TV series.
Fargo’s Noah Hawley is set to serve as showrunner and has previously confirmed that it won’t revolve around Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley and, in a first for the franchise, will be set on earth.
This isn’t technically the first time Blade Runner has been turned into a TV series. A Japanese-American animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus premiered earlier this month as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.