We already know that Alcon had teamed up with ‘Titan Comics‘ to give us a new ‘Blade Runner’ book and now the company is expanding beyond that with an anime series. The series, called ‘Blade Runner — Black Lotus,’ will consist of 13 episodes which will air on Adult Swim in the US.
There isn’t much known about the new series, but it will serve as a prequel to the most recent film ‘Blade Runner 2049‘ and take place in 2032. The plan is to include new characters and some already familiar to audiences who have seen both movies.
According to senior VP/creative director of Adult Swim on-air Jason DeMarco:
“I first saw Blade Runner in 1982, at age 11. It has remained one of the defining films of my life. To be able to explore more of this universe, with the incredible talent we have on board, is a dream come true.”
There will be some great talent behind the camera as well. Animation studio Sola Digital Arts is set to produce the series and has tapped Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama (of the upcoming ‘Ghost in the Shell’ reboot) to direct the episodes. Shinichiro Watanabe (‘Cowboy Bebop‘,’Samurai Champloo’) is also attached for the production as a creative producer.
It should be noted that an anime prequel to the film was previously released titled ‘Blade Runner: Black Out 2022‘ which Watanabe also helped develop.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter