- Orphan Black: Echoes is a spinoff series set in the same world as the original, but with a completely new story and characters.
- The series will explore the scientific manipulation of human existence and follow a group of women unraveling the mystery of their identity.
- Fans of the original should not expect the spinoff to be a carbon copy, as it promises to have its own feel and identity while still maintaining the elements that made Orphan Black successful.
“This is anything but a carbon copy,” declares the first trailer for Orphan Black spinoff series, Orphan Black: Echoes. Coming courtesy of AMC+, Orphan Black: Echoes finds Jessica Jones and Breaking Bad star Krysten Ritter taking the lead, and while certain details are being kept under wraps, based on this first footage, it looks like she will be put through the wringer as all manner of mysteries come hurtling towards her. Check out the newly released trailer for Orphan Black: Echoes below:
Described as neither a “spinoff or reboot of the original series, but rather a completely new story set in the same world,” it certainly looks like Orphan Black: Echoes will follow the same path as its predecessor in one way. And that way is being ruddy mysterious.
A previous synopsis for Orphan Black: Echoes (which peels back the curtain at least a little bit) has been released, which you can check out below:
“Set in the near future, the new Orphan Black 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, unraveling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal.”
Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett is returning as a director and executive producer on Orphan Black: Echoes, with Anna Fishko being the sequel series’ creator and showrunner.
The series stars Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23) alongside Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, The Bodyguard), Amanda Fix (High School), James Hiroyuki Liao (Barry), Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap), and newcomer Zariella Langford.
Orphan Black: Echoes Will Be Different to the Original Series
The original Orphan Black first aired back in 2013, running for five seasons and concluding in 2017. Led by She-Hulk: Attorney at Law star Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black begins when her character, Sarah Manning, spots someone who looks uncomfortably like her. She soon discovers that she is one of several genetically identical human clones, with the series tackling issues surrounding the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on one’s identity.
Orphan Black was met with critical acclaim throughout its run, with Maslany receiving high praise for her multiple roles, which earned her plenty of awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
But, don’t expect Orphan Black: Echoes to follow the same beat as its acclaimed predecessor, as creator and director John Fawcett has promised that the spinoff will be something different.
“The spin-off is a very different show. If you go with the expectation that you’re going to see Orphan Black, you’re going to probably be disappointed. It’s got its own feel, it’s got its own identity. What makes it Orphan Black, there’s a bit of a slow burn to it. I think it’ll be exciting for fans to discover.”
Orphan Black: Echoes is now due to premiere in 2024 on AMC, BBC America, and AMC+.