BLADE RUNNER ORIGINS
Early in the 21st Century, the Tyrell Corporation advanced Robot evolution into the Nexus phase – a being virtually identical to a human – known as a Replicant.
Superior in strength and agility, the Replicants were created to be used as Off-world slave labor or in the hazardous, high-collateral combat situations or colonization of other planets.
On Earth, the Nexus 4 Replicants have been adapted for societal elites to own for industry and service work. But Tyrell continues to experiment with further enhancements. Because progress stops for no man.
After the apparent suicide of Tyrell Corporation bioengineer Dr. Lydia Kine was determined to be a murder committed by a Replicant, LAPD Detective Cal Moreaux was tasked with tracking the presumed killer: a Nexus 5 prototype.
Los Angeles 2009
BLADE RUNNER 2029
Early in the 21st Century, Replicants were used Off-world as slave labor. Those who escaped to Earth were hunted by Blade Runner units ordered to kill any trespassing Replicant upon detection.
In 2022, a Replicant attack on the Tyrell Corporation forced the company into bankruptcy and erased all records of existing Replicants. The surviving Nexus 8 models disappeared with the help of the Replicant underground. Many Replicants remained in servitude.
In 2027, Aahna “Ash” Ashina, a former Blade Runner, rejoined the LAPD Blade Runner department to hunt down fugitive Replicants. Her superiors are unaware that her loyalties are divided.