A Blade Runner-esque TV series, produced by Ridley Scott

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A 21st century cop hunts rogue artificial humanoids who have sneaked down to Earth. It sounds pretty similar to Blade Runner, and the new series produced by Ridley Scott is being explicitly compared to Scott's most famous movie.


(We're assuming this story isn't an April Fools thing since it was in the Hollywood Reporter, the New York Post and elsewhere. Fingers crossed!)

The show is called The Sector. Depending on which version of the story you believe, the cop either hunts "rogue androids" or "genetically enhanced humans." Either way, they've sneaked to Earth from some off-world colonies, and it's the paramilitary police unit's job to hunt them down. The series is produced by Ridley Scott and his brother Tony, plus Criminal Minds showrunner Simon Mirren. Other executive producers are Anne Thomopoulos (Rome), Rola Bauer (The Pillars of the Earth), David W Zucker (The Good Wife) and Jonas Bauer (Impact). The pilot script was written by Aaron and Matthew Benay, two brothers who've also written an action movie for director Brad Bird called 1906.


The Sector will appear on Cinemax, as part of a strategy to re-brand the mostly porn-focused channel as a guy-friendly action movie channel.

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Huh, sounds exactly like Total Recall 2070. The short-lived show that had virtually nothing to do with the Total Recall movie, but looked a lot like Blade Runner. It also had themes almost identical to Blade Runner as well. It was basically a police show dealing with rogue AI and androids, android manufacturing, etc. A bit low-budget, but the concepts were awesome.

Too bad it was cancelled after only one season, with a bunch of stuff unresolved.