AMC has officially confirmed a sequel to “Orphan Black”. Titled “Orphan Black: Echoes,” the new series takes place in the near future and takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence. It follows a group of women who enter each other’s lives and embark on a journey, unraveling the mystery of their identities and uncovering a story of love and betrayal.
AMC has ordered 10 episodes for the series. It is expected to launch on AMC and AMC Plus in 2023. AMC executive Dan McDermott said: “’Orphan Black’ has embarked on a remarkable journey on BBC America, a smart and gripping story that has drawn millions of dedicated and highly engaged fans. It was a film that captivated Tatiana Maslany’s star-raising and Emmy-winning performance. We can’t wait to return with Anna, John, and our partners at Boat Rocker and deliver a brand new version of this rich world worthy of #CloneClub.”
Anna Fishko is on the project to serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Echoes will be produced and directed by John Fawcett, co-creator of “Orphan Black,” who directed 17 episodes of the series. The show will be distributed globally by Boat Rocker. Boat Rocker’s David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, who produced the original series, are returning as executive producers on the new series.
“Orphan Black” was co-created by Fawcett and Graeme Manson. The series began in 2013 and ran for five seasons on BBC America. She was cast as a woman who discovers that Tatiana Maslany is a clone and that someone is planning to kill her and her clone “sisters”. Both the series and Maslany’s performance were well received by critics. She was nominated for three Emmys and Golden Globes during the run of the show and won an Emmy in 2016 for best actress in a drama series.