It’s a very bad time to be a replicant, but that makes for a very good time to be a fan of Ridley Scott’s 1983 sci-fi masterpiece. Bounty hunter. We not only received a surprisingly good, if totally unnecessary, continuation in 2017 thanks to Dune director Denis Villeneuve, but the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime spin-off series just premiered on Adult Swim earlier this month. Now, the man who started it all will return to the distant Los Angeles of … 2019?
Actually, all we know for sure is what Scott told the BBC (via Indiewire) in an interview conducted today: “We [have already] wrote the pilot for Bounty hunter and the [series] Bible. So, we are already presenting Bounty hunter as a TV show, the first 10 hours. “Given that there is likely to be a bidding war between networks and streaming services for a series with such a large and integrated cult, I think we can all be sure that this series will hit television screens.
So the question is, what will the show be about? The immediate response would be more adventures by Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, probably before the event of the first movie. It could just be a series of his other Blade Runner cases hunting down the bioengineered beings called Replicators, which sounds incredible. However, as mentioned above, the futuristic events of the first film take place in 2019, which could be awkward depending on how closely tied to the continuity of the franchise Scott wants to be. It could also be set in 2049, the era of Villeneuve’s sequel, and show other K cases, assuming Ryan Gosling would be interested in doing more. But the series could take place then, or before, or in another era entirely with new characters; It’s not like Deckard and K were ever the only Blade Runners who work in the Los Angeles megalopolis area, let alone the rest of the world.
Bounty hunter It is the second of Scott’s two best films to get a live-action television series. The first is Alien, which is being supervised by Fargo and LegionNoah Hawley, without the participation of the director. Suffice it to say that you are not enthusiastic about the project. There has been no announcement of when either Alien or Bounty hunter they will be heading to tv, but currently you can watch Blade Runner: Black Lotus Sundays at Adult Swim.
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