Get ready Orphan Black fans, the ride isn’t over just yet. AMC has officially given the greenlight to a sequel series, titled Orphan Black: Echoes, set to premiere on the network in 2023. The first season, which will consist of ten episodes, is set to take place in the “near future,” and follow a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a story of love and betrayal.
Echoes aims to take a deep dive into exploring the scientific manipulation of human existence, continuing the themes established in the fan favorite flagship series. John Fawcett, co-creator of the franchise, will return to executive produce and direct Echoes, with Fear the Walking Dead‘s Anna Fishko boarding the project as both showrunner and head writer. David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers on Orphan Black through Boat Rocker studios, are also returning in the same role.
The original series followed Tatiana Maslany‘s Sarah Manning, one of several genetically identical clones, as she investigated her own origins, went on the run from a mysterious and malicious force, and uncovered a plot far greater than her just herself. It lasted for five seasons, winning Maslany an Emmy and developing a cult following that persists to this day. It’s unknown if the previous star actress will make an appearance in the follow-up project, but her upcoming role as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s She-Hulk on Disney+ does make it seem unlikely. Either way, members of the Clone Club have plenty of reason to be excited about more raucous adventures from the world of Orphan Black.