Blade Runner: Filmmaker Ridley Scott revealed this Monday (22), that Blade Runner will win a television series in live-action format. The production is being planned to have 10 episodes of about an hour each.
“We’re already writing the pilot,” Scott revealed in a conversation with the BBC. Although he has not revealed a possible release date, according to him, work is moving fast.
This November, the franchise won the animated Blade Runner: Black Lotus, which was jointly produced by Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. The cartoon is set in 2032 and the plot is a sort of sequel to Black Out 2022, an animated short that was released in 2017.
In addition to speaking for the first time on the Blade Runner series, Scott gave more details about the Alien series, which is being led by showrunner Noah Hawley. The director said production work is also moving fast, that the pilot episode is already being written and that the producers are looking at a first season of about 8-10 hours.
John Landgraf, president of the FX channel, has previously revealed that the series based on the Alien universe will only debut in 2023. This will be the first product in the franchise whose story will be set on Earth.
According to Hawley, the show will not even feature the protagonist Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and the main theme of the show will be inequality.
“In mine (series), you’ll also see the people who are sending them (to do the dirty work). So, you’ll see what happens when the inequality we’re now fighting is not resolved. If we as a society don’t figure out how to support each other and distribute wealth, what will happen to us?” he said in an interview with Vanity Fair in July.