AMC Networks recently held a high-level conference in which they announced all the news about their upcoming productions.
Among what was discussed at the conference, is the most recent Orphan Black: Echoesa sequel series –although not a direct sequel– to the hit Orphan Blackwhich in 2019 launched a new installment set in the same universe.
Con premiere set for 2023 on AMC+ y AMC Networks in its linear programming, Orphan Black: Echoes releases the first official images with glimpses of the protagonist Kristen Ritter (Jessica Jones), Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, It’s a Sin), y Avan Jogi (Zombieland: Double Tap). Although we do not see it present in the images, Amanda Fix (High School, North of Normal) is also part of the cast.
The images, which offer a glimpse of the series that will delve into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existencefind them at the end of the note.
Meanwhile, we tell you everything you need to know about the television project.
The 10-episode first season is set in the near future:
“Follow a group of women as they make their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unraveling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a harrowing story of love and betrayal.”
Ritterwho will also serve as executive producer, will play Lucy, a woman with an unimaginable origin story, trying to find her place in the world. In addition to her leading role in Jessica Jonesthe actress’s previous television credits include Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Veronica Marsy Breaking Bad. Ritter returns to AMC for the first time since his role on BB.
Fix will play Jules, a teenager trying to find herself. The newly adopted daughter of wealthy parents, Jules is tough as nails, a little reckless but brutally smart.
Jogia will play Lucy’s (Ritter) boyfriend Jack, a soft-spoken former military doctor and single father. He has dedicated his life to raising his daughter and discovers that the woman he loves is keeping an unimaginable secret.
THE TEAM BEHIND THE SCENES
Echoes is produced and distributed globally by Boat Rocker, the same production company as the original series.
Anna Fishko is the creator, writer, showrunner, and executive producer of Orphan Black: Echoes con John Fawcett, the co-creator of the original series, as director and executive producer. David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of Boat Rocker in the original series, return as executive producers. Katie O’Connell Marsh, Nick Nantell and Kerry Appleyard also executive produce Boat Rocker.
Orphan Black caught the attention of the critics and the audience, for the unforgettable performances of Tatiana Maslany, who is now breaking it with her interpretation in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law from Disney+. The series, broadcast from 2013 to 2017, concluded its fifth and final season in August 2017. The science fiction drama centered its argument on Sarah Manning (Maslany), an orphan woman who witnesses the suicide of a woman identical to her, later revealed. as one of his clones. Manning assumes the identity of her deceased, which leads him to discover the beginning of an all-consuming conspiracy that aims to assassinate her and her sister clones of her.
Maslany played at least ten different characters in the story in a highly versatile way, being recognized with the Emmy for best actress in a drama series in 2016. She also received Golden Globe, SAG and two other Emmy nominations. The series had such a loyal fan base, dubbed #CloneClub, that when the show ended, it continued in a new medium with the podcast. Orphan Black: The Next Chapter.
Official images (via Collider):