‘Blade Runner 2099’ Eyeing Jodie Comer to Star, Jeremy Podeswa Directing the Pilot

‘Blade Runner 2099’ Eyeing Jodie Comer to Star, Jeremy Podeswa Directing the Pilot

Following a collection order by Amazon Studios again in September, the Ridley Scott executive-produced collection Blade Runner 2099 is choosing up some momentum at Prime Video.


Per The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Podeswa has been confirmed to be directing the pilot episode of the collection, serving as govt producer as properly. Furthermore, in response to movie reporter Jeff Sneider on final week’s episode of The Sizzling Mic with Jeff and John, Amazon might be Jodie Comer to play the lead position within the collection, which is able to act as a sequel of types to Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.


Comer starring within the collection makes excellent sense. She’s a well-established TV actress, with 4 seasons of Killing Eve now behind her (the collection that put her on the map for most individuals), and has additionally labored with Ridley Scott on The Final Duel and was imagined to be in Napoleon too, however a scheduling battle bought in the best way. Actress and director/producer in all probability felt like they each missed out on one other probability of working collectively, and Scott might need thrown her identify within the combine consequently for Blade Runner 2099.


Podeswa can be a prolific TV director who has labored on six episodes of Recreation of Thrones (together with the season 7 premiere and finale), and final yr directed three episodes of Station Eleven. Directing the pilot of Blade Runner 2099 will assist the collection set up an total feel and appear that can then be adopted by different administrators in subsequent episodes. The story will probably be set 50 years after Ryan Gosling’s Ok’s adventures as a replicant in dystopian San Diego and will observe, or at the least point out among the plot threads left hanging by the third act of the movie.


The Blade Runner IP has thus far delivered a traditional of the sci-fi style that influenced so many movies over the previous many years, and a contemporary masterpiece in 2049 that was positively the most effective movie within the style in many years, presumably even surpassing the unique. Ridley Scott may be very busy in the meanwhile, overseeing many new tasks from IPs he originated (Blade Runner, Alien, and so on.), in addition to post-production of his upcoming Napoleon and is in the course of pre-production for the hotly-anticipated Gladiator sequel, which is choosing up increasingly steam as days go by. He will probably be capturing that this yr.


Silka Luisa (Shining Ladies) is the showrunner, with Michael Inexperienced (Blade Runner 2049 scribe) serving as a non-writing govt producer. Tom Spezialy is a part of the writers’ room as properly. The collection will doubtless go into manufacturing this yr, aiming for a 2024 launch on Prime Video. Keep tuned as extra particulars are revealed.