Ridley Scott is returning to Blade Runner for a live-action series

Ridley Scott is returning to Blade Runner for a live-action series ...

Amazon Studios has given the go light to the live-action Blade Runner series, which sees Ridley Scott return to the franchise.

Scott will serve as an executive producer on the show as well as Silka Luisa as a showrunner on Blade Runner 2099, which is a continuation of the two films.

Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios' global television director, said (via The Wrap): "We are honored to present Blade Runner 2099.

"We are honoured to be able to present this continuation of the Blade Runner franchise."

"Audiences first heard Ridley Scott's brilliant Blade Runner vision 40 years ago, and since then, it has become one of the most influential science fiction films of all time," according to Alcon Entertainment's CEOs and co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Scott has previously revealed an estimated length for the new show, although there are currently few other details on what we can expect from the new series.

Speaking to BBC Today, he said the series will most likely be around ten hours long.

Following the release of an anime spin-off series, the news comes at an exciting time for Blade Runner enthusiasts.

Between the events of the 1982 original and 2017's Blade Runner 2049, Blade Runner: Black Lotus was released on Adult Swim in November last year.

The show has an all-star cast, including Samira Wiley as Alani Davis, a fresh LAPD recruit, as well as Game of Thrones' Jessica Henwick as Elle, a female replicant created for a secret and unknown purpose.

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