In 1982, the sci-fi film Blade Runner failed at the box office, but nevertheless became a style-defining film for the genre. Today it (in its various versions) is considered one of the best, if not the best, sci-fi film of all time. In 2017 followed the sequel Blade Runner 2049 with Ryan Gosling and original star Harrison Ford and next the world of replicants is to be further explored in a series. Blade Runner 2099 is the working title of the Amazon production, which may now have found its first star.
Jodie Comer from The Last Duel is said to be in negotiations for Blade Runner 2099
So far, there is no officially confirmed information about the cast of the series. But reportedly Jodie Comer from The Last Duel and Killing Eve is in negotiations for Blade Runner 2099. The report goes back to journalist Jeff Sneider, who addressed it on the YouTube show The Hot Mic (via Coming Soon). There are two things to note here: Sneider is well connected in the industry, so his word carries some weight. So far, however, none of the usual industry journals have picked up the report, which suggests a murky source situation.
Jodie Comer in The Last Duel
In any case, Sneider explains the story like this: After The Last Duel, Jodie Comer was interested in working with director Ridley Scott again, but this was not possible – until the Blade Runner series.
What is known about the science fiction series
There are still no details on the characters, let alone the character Jodie Comer would play. So much is known about Blade Runner 2099:
Blade Runner 2099 has no launch date yet.
That’s how you know Jodie Comer
The Brit had one of her first big series roles in the historical productions The White Princess. Her breakthrough came in 2018 with the thriller series Killing Eve by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag). After that, Comer also appeared more frequently in the cinema, including starring in The Last Duel with Adam Driver and Matt Damon, and in the same year as MolotovGirl opposite Ryan Reynolds in the science fiction film Free Guy. Her upcoming projects include survival film The End We Start From and Jeff Nichols’ drama The Bikeriders.