AMC Networks announced today that Krysten Ritter will star in and executive produce the new sci-fi drama series Orphan Black: Echoes.
With Orphan Black: Echoes, Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Love and Death) returns to AMC Networks (where she had her breakout role in Breaking Bad) to star in and executive produce Orphan Black: Echoes, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated new series set in the world of the landmark series Orphan Black. It will have a 10-episode first season and is set to debut in 2023.
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, unraveling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal. Ritter will play Lucy, a woman with an unimaginable origin story, trying to find her place in the world.
Orphan Black: Echoes is produced and distributed globally by Boat Rocker, the company behind the original series and which manages the Orphan Black global franchise, including content distribution and consumer products.
Anna Fishko (Pieces of Her, The Society, Fear the Walking Dead) is the 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 board 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.
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