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Jodie Comer to join Blade Runner 2099 series along with Game of Thrones director

March 16th, 2023 by Marc Comments

It looks like the Prime Video Blade Runner limited series being overseen by original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott and filmed in Belfast has taken a big step forward.

First up, Killing Eve and Free Guy – she was also Rey’s mother in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it role in The Rise of Skywalker – star Jodie Comer will be the lead on the new series, Blade Runner 2099 which, obviously, will take place some 50 years after Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 Blade Runner 2049, a sequel that had no right to be a great as it ultimately was.

The story is believed to be an adaptation and retooling of Scott’s original plan for a third movie.

WATCH: Trailer for Blade Runner: Black Lotus comic series drops

Comer has previously worked with Scott on The Last Duel. What the story will be or who Comer will play is unknown at the minute but we do know that filming is set to begin in May this year in Belfast, which is about 20 miles from here, so that’s very cool, indeed.

But that’s not all; Game of Thrones regular director James Podeswa will helm the series as well as serve as executive producer. Podeswa has also directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire, The Pacific, The Mosquito Coast, On Becoming a God in Central Florida and The Five Senses.

As a massive Blade Runner fan, I am beyond excited to see the story of that universe continue on the small screen, joining the Black Lotus animated series.

Source: CinemaExpress & Dark Horizons

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….