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Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Producing ‘Blade Runner’ Anime Series

WarnerMedia divisions Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are teaming with Alcon Television Group to produce a half-hour series based on the Blade Runner science fiction film franchise.

Blade Runner—Black Lotus will feature 13 half-hour episodes, produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts. Kenji Kamiyama, best known for his work on “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,” will direct all episodes of the premiere season.

The series will be based on the 2017 film sequel Blade Runner: 2049, starring Ryan Gosling.

Adult Swim will have worldwide rights to the show, excluding Asia, to distributed English dubbed versions of the series. The cable network will run the series on its popular anime programming block, Toonami. Anime-focused SVOD platform Crunchyroll, meanwhile, will have worldwide streaming rights.

The producers did not express a premiere date.