An animated series is being produced by Adult Swim and Crunchroll called Blade Runner: Black Lotus. A trailer has gone online.

Some of the graphics look they were taken straight out of the movie, but the ‘people’ animation looks a little clunky.

It is a 13 part series and stars Bakhad Adbi, Wes Bentley, Brian Cox, Henry Czerny, Josh Duhamel, Takaya Hashi and Jessica Henwick. It is being directed by Shinji Aramaki known for Ultraman and Ghost in Shell SAC_2045 and Kenji Kamiyama from Ghost in a Shell Stand Alone Complex and SAC_2045.

The plot is described as taking place some 17 years before the events of Blade Runner 2049.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus follows a replicant called Black Lotus. She was created with special powers. She has escaped from her creators and is being hunted down by the authorities. *cough* Alita: Battle Angel *cough*

Not much else is known about the show at the moment, except that it will be set after a Blade Runner canon occurrence known as “The Black Out”. It will also include familiar characters from the Blade Runner universe.

It is expected to be on streaming sometime later this year in autumn, or the fall if you’re on the other side of the pond.

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