The second trailer for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” opens on a few atmospheric shots of its futuristic setting. A flying car passing by an animated billboard of a geisha and a mass of neon signs alternately in English, Japanese, Chinese confirm that “Black Lotus” does indeed take place in a world designed to closely resemble that with which existing series fans are already well familiar.
The trailer’s first line of dialogue is spoken by a character that appears to be a younger version of “Blade Runner: 2049” villain Niander Wallace, voiced by Takehito Koyasu in Japanese and Wes Bentley in English. He sits in a suite with his father, Wallace Corporation CEO Niander Wallace Sr., voiced by Takaya Hashi in Japanese and “Succession” CEO actor Brian Cox in English. Moments later, a bearded man administers a familiar test to Elle to determine whether or not she’s human.
Essentially all of what follows are disparate scenes of Elle, the bearded man, the Wallace Corporation, and futuristic LAPD officers. These give away little about its plot but rather preview how the series will look in action. As detailed by Adult Swim producer Jason DeMarco on Twitter, the trailer is underscored by tracks from Com Truise and original “Blade Runner” composer (via IMDb) Vangelis.
As detailed near the trailer’s end, “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” will premiere on November 13.