Hunter Schafer is joining the “Blade Runner 2099” TV series on Amazon

“Euphoria” and “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” star Hunter Schafer has been tapped to co-star opposite Michelle Yeoh in the upcoming Amazon TV series “Blade Runner 2099.”

The show is a sequel to both the original “Blade Runner” film and the follow-up film “Blade Runner 2049.” The story is being kept under wraps and no character for Shaver is available, but sources say Yeoh will play a character named Olwen, who is described as a doppelgänger near the end of her life.

Ridley Scott, the mastermind behind the original 1982 sci-fi film “Blade Runner,” first announced that “Blade Runner 2099” was in the works in November 2021, with Amazon revealing that it was in development on the platform in February 2022.

Silka Luiza serves as showrunner and executive producer on the project. Scott will executive produce with David W. Zucker and Clayton Krueger of Scott Free Productions. Alcon Entertainment (which in 2011 acquired the rights to produce the “Blade Runner” prequels and sequels, starting with the Ryan Gosling-led “Blade Runner 2049”) co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson also executive produce, as does Alcon’s head of television Ben Roberts. Tom Speziale, Richard Sharkey, Michael Green, Cynthia Yorkin, Frank Giustra, and Issa Dick Hackett also executive produce. Jonathan Van Tulleken will direct and executive produce the first two episodes. Steven Johnson is co-executive producer.

Film United is the production company for “Blade Runner 2099” in Prague.

Schiffer made her acting debut as Jules opposite Zendaya Rue in HBO’s Emmy-nominated drama “Euphoria,” and most recently appeared in the prequel to Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games.”
“The song of songbirds and snakes” is like the snow of the Tigris.

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Next, Schiffer can be seen in A24’s “Mother Mary” opposite Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel, in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Kinds of Kindness” with Emma Stone and Jesse Plemons, and starring in NEON’s horror thriller “Cuckoo” alongside Dan Stevens.

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