Michelle Yeoh to star in ‘Blade Runner’ series on Amazon Prime Video

Michelle Yeoh to star in ‘Blade Runner’ series on Amazon Prime Video

“Blade Runner 2099” will serve as a sequel to “Blade Runner 2049” and “Blade Runner.”

The Serie “Blade Runner” in process in Amazon Prime Video has chosen Michelle Yeoh for a leading role, as revealed by the Variety portal.

The series, titled “Blade Runner 2099”was commissioned from Amazon in September 2022. It serves as a sequel to both the original film “Blade Runner” like from the next movie, “Blade Runner 2049”.

Exact plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources say Yeoh will play a character named Olwen, described as a replicant near the end of her life.

Michelle Yeoh’s work present

Yeoh won the Academy Award for Best Actress for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” in 2023, making her the first Asian person to win the award. She also won awards at the SAG Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Golden Globes for her work on the film. She is also known for her roles in films such as “Crazy Rich Asians”, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 1 & 2”, “Memoirs Of A Geisha”the James Bond movie “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Sunshine”. On television, she has recently starred in shows such as “The Brothers Sun”, “American Born Chinese” and “The Witcher: Blood Origin”. He will also star in the “Star Trek: Discovery” spin-off film, “Star Trek: Section 31,” on Paramount+.

Ridley Scott It first revealed that “Blade Runner 2099” was in development in November 2021, and Amazon revealed it was in development there in February 2022.

Silka Luisa serves as showrunner and executive producer. Scott will executive produce alongside David W. Zucker and Clayton Krueger of Scott Free Productions. Jonathan van Tulleken will direct the first two episodes and will be the executive producer.

Source: Ambito

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