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Blade Runner TV show confirmed by Ridley Scott

The series is in development along with an Alien show, the legendary director tells the BBC.

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Replicants like Roy Batty will be making their way to TV in the Blade Runner show.
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Iconic sci-fi franchise Blade Runner is getting a TV series, director Ridley Scott told the BBC on Monday. The pilot episode of Blade Runner has already been written, along with a series outline of what will happen. Meanwhile, he said, a pilot for an Alien show is currently being written. 

Scott directed the original Blade Runner in 1982. Denis Villeneuve took over as director for the 2017 sequel, Blade Runner 2049. The show that Scott discussed with the BBC is separate from anime series Blade Runner: Black Lotus, which premiered earlier this month on Adult Swim.

Scott helmed the first Alien movie in 1979, with other directors taking over for the three sequels and two Alien vs. Predator spinoffs. He returned to direct prequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

It's likely that the Alien show Scott referenced is the one under development for FX by Legion creator Noah Hawley.