Krysten Ritter signs on to star in Orphan Black spin-off Orphan Black: Echoes for AMC Networks

Krysten Ritter signs on to star in Orphan Black spin-off Orphan Black: Echoes for AMC Networks

Five years after the original BBC America series Orphan Black went off the air, the Clone Club will return with a new spin-off, starring Krysten Ritter.

The 40-year-old actress was announced to star in and serve as executive producer of AMC Networks’ Orphan Black: Echoes, via an AMC press release.

The 10-episode first season will be set within the world of Orphan Black, which ran for five seasons from 2013 to 2017, starring Tatiana Maslany as a slew of cloned characters. 

Star: Five years after the original BBC America series Orphan Black went off the air, the Clone Club will return with a new spin-off, starring Krysten Ritter

Star: Five years after the original BBC America series Orphan Black went off the air, the Clone Club will return with a new spin-off, starring Krysten Ritter

Spin-off: The 40-year-old actress was announced to star in and serve as executive producer of AMC Networks' Orphan Black: Echoes, via an AMC press release

Spin-off: The 40-year-old actress was announced to star in and serve as executive producer of AMC Networks’ Orphan Black: Echoes, via an AMC press release

The new series is slated to debut in 2023, set in the near future, which will take, ‘a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence.’ 

The series will follow, ‘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’s character Lucy is described as, ‘a woman with an unimaginable origin story, trying to find her place in the world.’

Lucy: Ritter's character Lucy is described as, 'a woman with an unimaginable origin story, trying to find her place in the world'

Lucy: Ritter’s character Lucy is described as, ‘a woman with an unimaginable origin story, trying to find her place in the world’

Anna Fishko (Pieces of Her, The Society, Fear the Walking Dead) serves as creator, writer, showrunner and executive producer of Orphan Black: Echoes.

John Fawcett, the co-creator of the original series who also directed 17 episodes across all five seasons, is also aboard 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. 

Producer: Anna Fishko (Pieces of Her, The Society, Fear the Walking Dead) serves as creator, writer, showrunner and executive producer of Orphan Black: Echoes

Producer: Anna Fishko (Pieces of Her, The Society, Fear the Walking Dead) serves as creator, writer, showrunner and executive producer of Orphan Black: Echoes

Katie O’Connell Marsh, Nick Nantell, and Kerry Appleyard will also executive produce for Boat Rocker. 

The show brings Ritter back to AMC, where she played Jane Margolis on the network’s hit series Breaking Bad.

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. 

Reunited: The show brings Ritter back to AMC, where she played Jane Margolis on the network's hit series Breaking Bad

Reunited: The show brings Ritter back to AMC, where she played Jane Margolis on the network’s hit series Breaking Bad

Ritter is also a best-selling author, currently working on a follow-up to her novel Bonfire, which will be announced soon. 

She is also well-known for playing the title character in Netflix’s Jessica Jones, which ran for three seasons on the streaming service.

She also joined Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) in The Defenders. 

Author: Ritter is also a best-selling author, currently working on a follow-up to her novel Bonfire, which will be announced soon

Author: Ritter is also a best-selling author, currently working on a follow-up to her novel Bonfire, which will be announced soon

Well-known: She is also well-known for playing the title character in Netflix's Jessica Jones, which ran for three seasons on the streaming service

Well-known: She is also well-known for playing the title character in Netflix’s Jessica Jones, which ran for three seasons on the streaming service

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