Ridley Scott: A Blade Runner TV show is coming


Blade Runner, Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction classic, has been having a revival in recent years. First there was Blade Runner 2049, from Dune director Denis Villeneuve. Then came Blade Runner: Black Lotus, an animated series on Adult Swim.

And now, Ridley Scott himself has revealed that there’s a new — presumably live-action — Blade Runner TV show on the way. “We have already written the pilot for Blade Runner and the bible,” he said on the BBC show Today. “So, we’re already presenting Blade Runner as a TV show, the first 10 hours,” he shared.

Blade Runner is set in the bleak dystopian future of…uh, 2019, where human beings mix with life-like humanoid robots called Replicants. So not everything in the movie came true, it’s still a good story. We don’t know where the TV show might air yet.

The Alien TV series is moving forward

And Blade Runner isn’t the only classic Ridley Scott movie being revived for TV. Noah Hawley is working with Scott on an Alien series, which Scott says is “now being written for pilot.”

“It’s a story that’s set on Earth also,” Hawley told Vanity Fair earlier this year. “The alien stories are always trapped… Trapped in a prison, trapped in a space ship. I thought it would be interesting to open it up a little bit so that the stakes of ‘What happens if you can’t contain it?’ are more immediate.”

And you can see Scott’s current movie, House of Gucci, in theaters this weekend. He’s a busy guy for 83.

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