Amazon Prime Video’s live action Blade Runner series could be delayed by as long as a year after the production schedule was disrupted amid the writers strike.
The BBC reported that filming on Blade Runner 2099 was due to get underway at Northern Ireland’s Belfast Harbour Studios, but could now be pushed back until Spring 2024.
The writers strike, which is now in its third week, was cited as a factor in the postponement. Amazon had no comment. Northern Ireland Screen said: “Northern Ireland Screen is extremely disappointed that Blade Runner 2099 is not going ahead at this time due to the ongoing writers’ strike. “The project has been prepping on the ground in Belfast for many months now.
The WGA strike has been halting production all over the world and we hope a fair deal is reached soon so crew can get back to work.” Amazon Prime Video took Blade Runner 2099 to series last September after Deadline revealed in February that it was in priority development at Amazon Studios.Read more on deadline.com