Michelle Yeoh To Lead ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Sequel Series At Amazon

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Michelle Yeoh has been cast in a lead role for the upcoming series Blade Runner 2099 on Amazon Prime Video. The show will serve as a sequel to the original film and its follow-up, Blade Runner 2049. Yeoh will portray a replicant named Olwen nearing the end of her life, but other plot details are being kept secret. Yeoh, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2023 for Everything Everywhere All At Once, is known for her work in films like Crazy Rich Asians and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott first revealed the 2099 series in November 2021, and Amazon confirmed its development in February 2022. (Variety)