Amazon Studios is gearing up to launch Blade Runner 2099, a saga that will be a follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 film, which starred Ryan Gosling. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, available on Prime Video, will premiere its first teaser video during the big game, so Super Bowl rings aren’t the only hand jewelry of interest this weekend.
In this busy week of TV news, we have the final edit of Killing Eve, the return of Futurama (again), & new trailers for Courteney Cox’s Starz series Shining Vale, Pamela Adlon’s Better Things, as well as the third season of My Brilliant Friend.
There will be more dystopian television in the future. Amazon Studios is working on a live-action series based on the Blade Runner franchise. Even though Ridley Scott, who filmed the 1982 Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford, is producing the series, the title suggests that it will take place after the scenes of Blade Runner 2049, the 2017 film directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling. This project is written and executive produced by Silka Luisa, who is also the showrunner for Apple TV+’s forthcoming Elisabeth Moss show Shining Girls. It is not to be mixed with Blade Runner: Black Lotus, a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim anime series. (Deadline).
The Super Bowl matchup here between Los Angeles Rams as well as the Cincinnati Bengals will likely grab some of the spotlights from the Winter Olympics this weekend. Supporters of prestige tv shows, on the other hand, will be focused on the advertising that will be broadcast during the big game.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Prime Video’s glossy, much-hyped, and extremely costly Lord of the Rings prequel series, will premiere its first teaser video during Super Bowl LVI. The news follows a splashy piece in Vanity Fair that delved behind the scenes of the show’s production.
However, this trailer isn’t the only non-football-related event taking place in the run-up to the Super Bowl. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will perform at the halftime performance. President Biden will also be interviewed by NBC’s Lester Holt during the network’s Super Bowl Pregame Show.