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The “Blade Runner 2099” series confirms new names in its cast

The “Blade Runner 2099” series confirms new names in its cast
The “Blade Runner 2099” series confirms new names in its cast

Blade Runner 2099 was supposed to begin production last year but was delayed until 2024 due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

A new report revealed that Blade Runner 2099the upcoming television series to be directed by Jeremy Podeswa and Jonathan van Tullekenhas expanded its cast with eight new stars.

Dimitri Aboldbest known for playing Reaper in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes, has joined the cast, as well asor Lewis Gribben (Chemistry of Death, Somewhere Boy) and Katelyn Rose Downey (The Nun 2, Clean Sweep). Daniel Rigbywho recently appeared in two episodes of Renegade Nell, has also joined the cast, and all of the aforementioned members are announced as series regulars.

They also join the cast in the form of guest stars Johnny Harris and Amy Lennox. Sheila Atimwho starred in The Woman King and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, will also play a guest role in Blade Runner 2099, as well as Matthew Needhamwho currently plays Larys Strong in House of the Dragon.

Blade Runner 2099 was supposed to begin production last year, but was delayed until 2024 due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The series recently began filming in Spain and Prague last month, with Silka Luisa serving as showrunner.

Blade Runner 2099 casts two stars for its leading roles

The Blade Runner 2099 series was announced over two years ago and took a while to get off the ground. It wasn’t until May of this year that it was revealed that Michelle Yeoh It would be the sci-fi series’ first female lead. Yeoh has always been a superstar, dating back to her role in the Pierce Brosnan-starring James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, but it wasn’t until recently that she finally received the recognition she deserved. She won an Oscar for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once, the A24 film that went on to take home seven Oscars at the 2023 Oscars.

Meanwhile, the star of Euphoria and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Hunter Schaferhas been cast as co-star alongside Yeoh.

Source: Ambito

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