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Hunter Schafer joins cast of Michelle Yeoh-led series Blade Runner 2099

The show will serve as a sequel to Harrison Ford’s 1982 classic Blade Runner and its 2017 follow-up Blade Runner 2049

PTI Los Angeles Published 14.06.24, 04:08 PM
Hunter Schafer.

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"Euphoria" star Hunter Schafer will feature alongside Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh in the Amazon’s upcoming series, set in the “Blade Runner" franchise.

Titled "Blade Runner 2099", the show will serve as a sequel to Harrison Ford's 1982 classic "Blade Runner" and its 2017 follow-up "Blade Runner 2049", in which the Hollywood veteran starred alongside Ryan Gosling.

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Though the plot details of the series have been kept under wraps, Yeoh will essay the role of a character named Olwen, replicant near the end of her life, according to entertainment news outlet Variety.

Silka Luisa is serving as the showrunner and executive producer on "Blade Runner 2099", which will be released on Prime Video.

Ridley Scott, the director of "Blade Runner", will also executive produce alongside Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, David W. Zucker, Clayton Krueger, Tom Spezialy, Richard Sharkey, Michael Green, Cynthia Yorkin, Frank Giustra and Isa Dick Hackett.

Jonathan van Tulleken of "Shogun" will be directing the first two episodes of the series.

Schafer broke out with her role of Jules Vaughn in HBO teen drama series "Euphoria" and was most recently seen in "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes".

She will next feature alongside Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel in "Mother Mary".

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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