The look of the future is closer than ever, with the news that Prime Video’s Blade Runner 2099 — the upcoming series based on Ridley Scott’s iconic big screen adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story, 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' — has named the director of its pilot episode: four-time Emmy nominee Jeremy Podeswa.
Podeswa, who’s previously worked on HBO’s Game of Thrones — where he directed the season premieres of both seasons six and seven, as well as the finale of season seven — as well as Boardwalk Empire, The Pacific, and AppleTV+’s The Mosquito Coast, won’t just handle directorial duties for the show’s debut episode; according to the Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, he’ll also serve as an executive producer and producing director for the series.
He’ll join a creative team for the show that already includes Ridley Scott, Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green, and Tom Spezialy as executive producer. Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Ben Roberts, David W. Zucker, Clayton Krueger, Cynthia Yorkin, Frank Giustra, and Isa Dick Hackett are also attached as executive producers. Silka Luisa, known for her work on Shining Girls, wrote the pilot script and serves as the series’ showrunner.
The series, which is set half a century after the last cinematic entry into the franchise, was ordered to series by Amazon back in September 2022. Alcon Entertainment, which controls the Blade Runner property — a property that also includes the Crunchyroll animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus, as well as multiple comic book series — is producing alongside Scott Free Productions.
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