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Hunter Schafer Joins Michelle Yeoh in Prime Video's Blade Runner 2099

Euphoria's Hunter Schafer will star in the upcoming sci-fi series set in the Blade Runner universe.


Hunter Schafer will co-star with Michelle Yeoh in Prime Video's series Blade Runner 2099. Schafer, known for her role in HBO's Euphoria, becomes the second main cast member to join the show. Variety reported the news.

Deadline notes that production on Season 3 of Euphoria is slated to begin later this year. HBO allowed the cast to take on other roles amid delays, necessitating adjustments to the filming schedule.

Details about Schafer's role and the plot of Blade Runner 2099 remain under wraps. The limited series extends the storyline of the 2017 film Blade Runner 2049, expanding on the sci-fi franchise initiated by Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner, with Denis Villeneuve directing the sequel starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

The series began production overseas in the spring, following a nearly year-long delay due to the 2023 strikes. Initially set to film in Belfast, production relocated to Prague after the work stoppage.

Silka Luisa serves as the showrunner and executive producer of the limited series, alongside Ridley Scott, Alcon Entertainment co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Alcon's President of Television Ben Roberts, David W. Zucker, Clayton Krueger from Scott Free Productions, Tom Spezialy, Richard Sharkey, Michael Green, Cynthia Yorkin, Frank Giustra, and Isa Dick Hackett. Jonathan van Tulleken will direct the first two episodes and serve as executive producer, with Steven Johnson as co-executive producer. Film United is the production company based in Prague.

Schafer made her debut as Jules in HBO's Euphoria and recently appeared in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. She completed production on A24's Mother Mary and has a cameo in Yorgos Lanthimos' Kinds of Kindness. Next, she will star in Neon's horror thriller Cuckoo, scheduled for release on August 2, 2024.

Late last year, Schafer embraced fan-casting speculation as a potential choice for the role of Princess Zelda in Nintendo's recently announced live-action Legend of Zelda movie.

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