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The race for “Orphan Black” may be over, but the critically acclaimed fan-favorite series will create a new story set in the same world.
According to The Hollywood ReporterAMC Networks has greenlit a sequel series titled “Orphan Black: Echoes”, which will be released sometime in 2023.
OG “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslani will not be involved in the new series, which will introduce a new character.
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“Set in the near future, the new ‘Orphan Black’ dives deeper into the scientific exploration of human existence,” the AMC Network announcement notes. “It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on an exciting journey, unraveling the mystery of their identities and unraveling a tragic story of love and betrayal.”
The new series comes from Toronto’s Boat Rocker Media, whose Temple Street production was behind the original “Orphan Black,” starring Anna Fishco (“Pieces of Her”), while “Orphan Black” co-producer John Fawcett is returning as executive producer and director. .
“We started our journey in the ‘Orphan Black’ rabbit hole when Sarah Manning saw Beth Childs jumping silently in front of an oncoming train. Since then, an enthusiastic Fandom has joined us for a wild recreational ride, ”said David Fortier and Evan Sneiberg, executive producers of both Boat Rocker, original and new series. “We are delighted to be partnering with AMC and Anna Fishko and to rejoin the force with John Fawcett, to re-enter the Orphan Black universe with courage. Again, we welcome the Clone Club for the ride and look forward to the adventurous new fans jump. Tie yourself up and hold on! ”
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“I am thrilled to start this new chapter in the world of ‘Orphan Black’. Creating a story that embraces the legacy of the original show has been very satisfying, and I’m excited to start a new journey for the audience that explores the big questions of what makes us. I’m incredibly lucky to have such supportive partners in Boat Rocker, John Fawcett and AMC, and can’t wait to introduce the old and new listeners to the next installment of this favorite story, “said Fishco.
“Starting a new story of ‘Orphan Black’ with Anna could not have been more exciting with our partners at Boat Rocker and AMC,” Fawcett added. “For all our dedicated‘ OB ’fans out there, I am thrilled that we can bring this new chapter to them. Without our fans, this new show would certainly not have existed and I am deeply grateful for that. I can’t wait for them to ‘follow crazy science’!