Blade Runner 2099: Hunter Schafer Joins Michelle Yeoh in Dystopian Series

Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner sequel series is plowing ahead. Last month, we found out that Michelle Yoeh would star in the show as a Replicant named Olwen. And today, we got news of another actor joining the call sheet.

According to Variety, Hunter Schafer (Euphoria and The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, pictured above) has joined the production as Yeoh’s co-star. We don’t have any news yet, however, on who her character will be. We also don’t know anything much about the plot of the series, other than it takes place in a universe where Scott’s Blade Runner and Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 are canon. (And, as the titles reveal, that Blade Runner 2099 takes place 50 years after Villeneuve’s film.)

Silka Luisa, whose previous credits include showrunning Shining Girls and writing on Paramount+’s Halo adaptation, is the showrunner and an executive producer on Blade Runner 2099.

While we don’t have details on who Hunter will play, her recent performances promise that she will bring something inspired to the series. In addition to her Euphoria role and playing Tigris Snow in The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, she is also in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Kinds of Kindness and the horror thriller Cuckoo, where she co-stars with Dan Stevens.

No news yet on when the show will go into production, much less make its way to Prime Video. icon-paragraph-end

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