English film director and producer Sir Ridley Scott shared an update about his upcoming “Blade Runner” and “Alien” TV series spin-offs.
In an interview with BBC’s radio program “Today“, Scott disclosed that development for “Blade Runner” and “The Bible”, was well underway, suggesting that it was being earmarked as a 10-part series.
“We have already written the pilot for ‘Blade Runner and the bible’, so we are already presenting ‘Blade Runner’ as a TV show, probably the first 10 hours,” he noted.
The upcoming live-action TV series is set to be the latest addition in the “Blade Runner” franchise which was released in 1982.
Other additions in the franchise include 2017’s “Blade Runner 2049”, 1998’s “Soldier”, and “Blade Runner: Black Lotus”, which debuted on November 14.
Scott added that the Alien pilot is now being written and will also be 8 to 10 hours long.
The series was first announced back in December and commissioned by FX with Noah Hawley attached as showrunner.
It will be different from its predecessors. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hawley mentioned that the spinoff series will take place on Earth.
“It is a story that is set on Earth also. The alien stories are always trapped…Trapped in a prison, trapped in a spaceship. I thought it would be interesting to open it up a little bit so that the stakes of ‘What happens if you can’t contain it?’ are more immediate.”
No release date has yet been announced for the TV series.