AMC and Temple Street Productions are working on a new version of ‘Orphan Black’. This will not be a sequel, spinoff, or reboot, but a new story set in the same universe. The first ‘Orphan Black’ series, also produced by Temple Street, premiered on BBC America in the US and Space in Canada in 2013 and ran for five seasons. The first ‘Orphan Black’ signed off in 2017.
Tatiana Maslany starred in multiple roles, as con artist Sarah Manning and a legion of clones, who initially don’t realize that they are clones, and are living their own separate lives. Through the course of the show, Sarah seeks out her duplicates and seeks information about their creation. Maslany received acclaim for her many roles and won the Emmy in 2016. She was nominated for two other seasons and for a Golden Globe award. The series won numerous other prizes from other awards entities with many more nominations.
It isn’t known if Maslany will appear in the new series. It also isn’t known if original co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett will be involved. Manson served as showrunner for the original, but has now moved on to oversee TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’. The new take is in the earliest stages of development and producers have not yet selected a writer, but are reportedly inviting numerous creators to pitch, hoping to find the right idea to build the new series around.
Currently, there is an agreement between AMC and BBC America to share the series ‘Killing Eve’. It’s possible that a similar deal could be struck for ‘Orphan Black’, considering that the show originated on BBC America.
Considering the early stage of development, it may be years before the new ‘Orphan Black’ hits the air– that is, if it gets picked up. But check back for updates as they arrive.
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