If you liked Blade Runner 2049 we’ve got some interesting news for you- it would appear that Alcon Television Group has partnered with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to produce and distribute a new anime series inspired by the film.
The series will be called Blade Runner- Black Lotus, and will reportedly consist of 13 half-hour episodes. While we don’t know anything about a real plot yet, we do know (per Variety) that the story will take place in 2032, and will include some established characters from the Blade Runner universe.
This is very exciting, as the anime prequel story Blade Runner 2049 Blackout was wonderfully done and almost got better reception than the Blade Runner sequel film did.
SVP and creative director of Adult Swim Jason DeMarco said of this announcement:
“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.”
Head of Business Development for Crunchyroll Sae Whan Song said:
“’Blade Runner’ is a seminal work, and its influence permeates the genre. Adult Swim shares our excitement to bring this new series to fans, and we’re looking forward to building on this franchise together.”
We’ll of course let you know as soon as we hear more about this project.