The science fiction series that blew fans away when it premiered, Orphan Black, has returned and will have a new home at AMC. The Canadian thriller series made its debut in 2013 on BBC America. Actress Tatiana Maslany plays several identical people who are clones. The story follows her and her several identities through a series of adventures and in 2016, Masalany herself earned an Emmy for her groundbreaking performance. The fandom quickly grew and the series ran its final season in 2017.
According to Variety who first reported the story, their sources stressed that this would not be a spinoff or reboot of the original series, but rather a completely new story set in the same world. The producers are currently seeking a writer for the project and are looking to bring in multiple people to pitch different takes on what the show could be.
Temple Street Productions, which produced the original series, will be onboard to produce the new series, which means it’s likely all cast and crew involved in the BBC America series will stay intact.
Look forward to seeing more information on this one!
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