Multi-award-winning actress Frances McDormand is reportedly in negotiations to star in Amazon Prime’s Blade Runner 2099 series.
Back in November 2021, it was announced that a Blade Runner series was in the works. The director of the first film Ridley Scott would be an executive producer. There is the possibility that he may direct a few episodes or the entire series itself. The series is set 50 years after the events of Blade Runner 2049. Alcon Entertainment and Amazon Studios are set to develop the show.
Just last month, there were already reports that Jodie Comer could be starring in the much-awaited series. This is getting to be more interesting. Having two award-winning actresses in one series is giving this show a lot of credibility.
Silka Luisa serves as the showrunner of the series. She is known for her work on Shining Girls and the Halo TV series.
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A report from Daniel RPK (via Moviehole) tells us that the Fargo actress Frances McDormand could be in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner TV series. No other details were given.
Frances McDormand has a long career in film. She started acting in theatres back in 1983. Just a year after that, she was already working in movies. Within the same year, she got roles on TV. She got a lot of recognition for her role in Fargo because it also gave her her first Academy Award. She has been working on many other films like Almost Famous, Madeline, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Moonrise Kingdom, and many more. More recently, she has starred in and produced Women Talking.
Blade Runner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott, was not a financial success but has been considered one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. It has been highly influential on the look of cyberpunk and has inspired many films after it. The movie focused on Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford as a replicant bounty hunter called Blade Runners. He also fell in love with a special replicant named Rachael, played by Sean Young.
According to an article on IndieWire, the visual influence of Blade Runner on the world of cyberpunk is undeniable. Ridley Scott and his team of designers created a dystopian future that was both beautiful and terrifying, and it has been imitated many times since. The film is an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”.
Frances McDormand Could Be In Blade Runner 2099
It took a while to make a sequel, mainly because the first film was a box-office failure. Making a sequel generally hoped that the hype built up as being a cult classic would gain enough attention to make it up at the box office.
The sequel, titled Blade Runner 2049, was directed by Denis Villeneuve and is, again, for me, a visual masterpiece. The story is an original made by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, set 30 years after the events of the first film. The story focuses on K, played by Ryan Gosling, who is a replicant, but also a Blade Runner. While the story didn’t focus on the original characters, it did lead to one of them. This, in turn, shifted the focus on the missing replicant child.
Even though the film received many awards and nominations, it shared the same fate as the first film. It was another box office flop.
I find it fascinating that Amazon has put in the funds to make a series based on financially unsuccessful films. Nevertheless, I am actually a fan of both films. I love the world it has made. It’s perfectly cyberpunk through and through. I’m excited to see what the series can offer. Considering it’s set 50 years after the events of the second film, I wonder if the series will continue the story of the replicant child or, possibly, at this point, replicant children.
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