Blade Runner 2099: Cast, Story & Everything We Know


Blade Runner 2099 is set to bring the iconic sci-fi world to the small screen on Prime Video, continuing the legacy despite Blade Runner 2049’s box office underperformance.


The TV series promises to dive into dystopian themes reminiscent of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, potentially exploring the power dynamics of the Wallace Corporation.

Plot Beats

  • Filming: Begins April 2024.
  • Production: Jonathan van Tulleken will produce and direct the first two episodes.
  • Background: Blade Runner 2049 hinted at a sequel, despite its underperformance. The follow-up comes in the form of a TV series, not a movie.
  • Cast: Michelle Yeoh and Hunter Schafer are confirmed leads. Other cast members include Dimitri Abold, Lewis Gribben, Katelyn Rose Downey, Daniel Rigby, Johnny Harris, Amy Lennox, Sheila Atim, and Matthew Needham.

Cast and Crew

  • Cast:
  • Michelle Yeoh
  • Hunter Schafer
  • Dimitri Abold
  • Lewis Gribben
  • Katelyn Rose Downey
  • Daniel Rigby
  • Johnny Harris
  • Amy Lennox
  • Sheila Atim
  • Matthew Needham
  • Directors:
  • Jonathan van Tulleken (first two episodes)
  • Executive Producers:
  • Ridley Scott
  • David W. Zucker
  • Clayton Krueger
  • Andrew Kosove
  • Broderick Johnson
  • Ben Roberts
  • Tom Spezialy
  • Richard Sharkey
  • Michael Green
  • Cynthia Yorkin
  • Frank Giustra
  • Isa Dick Hackett

Buzz and Highlights

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Blade Runner 2099 builds on the rich, neo-noir world established in Blade Runner (1982) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). While the gap between the first two films was 35 years, fans won’t have to wait that long for this series. Confirmed for Prime Video, the series aims to explore new dimensions of the dystopian future, with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free production company at the helm.

Production Notes

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  • Development: Ridley Scott hinted at a follow-up to Blade Runner 2049 soon after its release. The series was officially greenlit in October 2022.
  • Filming Locations: Production will take place in Prague and Barcelona, with Film United handling the Prague shoots.
  • Showrunner: Silka Luisa
  • Production Companies: Scott Free Productions and Amazon Studios

Story Speculation

The storyline remains under wraps, but Scott has hinted that the series shares thematic similarities with Brave New World. This suggests a focus on the Wallace Corporation’s enduring power and the replicants’ resistance. Blade Runner 2049 introduced a group of replicants preparing for rebellion, hinting at potential conflict in the new series.

Closing Credits

Blade Runner 2099 is shaping up to be a significant addition to the Blade Runner universe. With filming set to begin soon and an impressive cast and crew lined up, fans have much to look forward to. Stay tuned for more updates as production progresses.

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