‘Orphan Black: Echoes’: Spin-Off Signs Up Krysten Ritter As Lead & EP

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28 Jul 22

‘Orphan Black: Echoes’: Spin-Off Signs Up Krysten Ritter As Lead & EP

Some interesting news for the “clone club”, as AMC announces ‘Jessica Jones’ star Krysten Ritter has signed on to Orphan Black: Echoes, the spin-off series to the brilliant ‘Orphan Black’.

Set in the near future, ‘Orphan Black: Echoes’ takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence. It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal.

Ritter is set to play Lucy, a woman with an unimaginable origin story, trying to find her place in the world. She will also exec produce on the drama. This will mark her return to AMC where she previous landed her breakout role on ‘Breaking Bad’ as Jessie’s girlfriend, Jane Margolis.

Since then (and she has said, because of that ‘Breaking Bad’ role), Ritter landed the iconic part of ‘Jessica Jones’ on the Marvel series. She was recently seen in the film ‘Nightbooks’ for Netflix and directed and executive produced the supernatural YA series ‘The Girl in the Woods’ for Peacock. She is also a best-selling author, currently working on a follow-up to her novel ‘Bonefire’, which will be announced soon.

Anna Fishko (‘Pieces of Her’, ‘The Society’, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’) is creator, writer, showrunner and executive producer of ‘Orphan Black: Echoes’ with John Fawcett, the co-creator of the original series who also directed 17 episodes across all five seasons, on as director and executive producer. David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers from Boat Rocker on the original Orphan Black series, return as executive producers on the new series. Katie O’Connell Marsh, Nick Nantell, and Kerry Appleyard will also executive produce for Boat Rocker.

The original series starred Tatiana Maslany, who won an Emmy for her epic, phenomenal, tour-de-force performance as regular “clone” characters Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena and Rachel, plus a number of other clones they met along the way. Interestingly, Maslany has jumped in the opposite direction from ‘Orphan Black’ to Marvel, playing ‘She-Hulk’ in the upcoming Disney+ series.

The 10-episode series of ‘Orphan Black: Echoes‘ will air on AMC+ and their linear networks in the USA in 2023. No idea where the show will land in the UK, but if you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when they get a UK premiere date.