Blade Runner TV Present Delayed as Writers Strike Continues

Picture: Warner Bros.

Now you can add the upcoming Blade Runner 2099 TV present to the record of exhibits impacted by the Writers Strike.

In line with the BBC, the Prime Video series was set to begin capturing at Belfast Harbour Studios in Northern Eire. The continuing strike by the Writers Guild of America additionally impacts writers whose exhibits or movies are filming exterior of the US, comparable to 2099. And although it hasn’t even been a full month because the strike began, the sci-fi sequence might not find yourself beginning up manufacturing once more till spring 2024.

Chatting with the outlet, Northern Eire Display screen (the nation’s nationwide display company) mentioned it was “extraordinarily disenchanted” by manufacturing being halted. Its CEO Richard Williams added that the corporate “hope a good deal is reached quickly so crew can get again to work.” Within the meantime, NI Display screen plans to seek out one thing else to take up 2099’s manufacturing schedule, whereas being conscious that “many freelance crew and provide chain corporations had been counting on this undertaking for work within the months forward.”

Blade Runner 2099 was formally picked up by Prime Video final September as a restricted sequence with unique Blade Runner director Ridley Scott readily available as an govt producer. We all know that it’s set 50 years after 2017’s Blade Runner 2049, however particulars on the present have in any other case been mainly nonexistent. The largest piece of current information was again in March, with Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer reportedly in talks to star.

The information of 2099’s manufacturing being halted comes not lengthy after Marvel Studios determined to kill manufacturing for each Thunderbolts and Wonder Man for the foreseeable future. Numerous different movies and exhibits have stopped manufacturing within the month of Could because of picketing writers, which must be a blow felt by all the businesses as solidarity for the writers grows and the WGA might not be the only ones picketing for higher pay and earnings from streaming providers.


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