“Game of Thrones” Director Taking on Amazon’s “Blade Runner” TV Series
Amazon’s Blade Runner 2099 has landed a director who knows a thing or two about pulling off an extremely ambitious series. Four-time Emmy nominee Jeremy Podeswa—you can read our interview with him about directing Game of Thrones here—will direct the pilot and serve as the series’ producing director and executive producer. Podeswa will also be a vital cog for the creative team in creating the first-ever television series adaptation of one of the most iconic sci-fi film franchises of them all.
The series boasts the original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott as executive producer, with Silka Luisa (Shining Girls) serving as showrunner, and Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green as a non-writing executive producer. Tom Spezialy is also on the team, serving as an executive producer and writer.
The series will follow the events depicted in Blade Runner 2049 and the anime series Blade Runner: Black Lotus. Considering the names and talent involved, the series will aim to look every bit as iconically distressed and dystopic as the original films did.
Podeswa is a veteran director who helmed some of Game of Thrones‘ meatiest episodes (including the season seven finale) and HBO’s other epic mafia series, Boardwalk Empire, as well their WWII miniseries The Pacific and Apple’s The Mosquito Coast.
There haven’t been any cast announcements yet for the series, which has been in the work now for a few years. Scott first revealed that he was working on bringing Blade Runner to the small screen back in November 2021, and then Amazon said it was in development there in February 2022. There’s also still no description of the plot, but you can be sure that when we hear something, we’ll share it.
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Featured image: A still from Blade Runner: 2049. Courtesy Warner Bros.