‘Orphan Black’ may have come to an end but the Clone Club fans can rejoice as Tatiana Maslany is returning to voice her iconic characters in the upcoming audio drama ‘Orphan Black: The Next Chapter!’ The Emmy-winning star is back thanks to Temple Street Productions and the digital fiction startup known as Serial Box teaming up to bring us more of this classic story.
The 10-episode series will see Maslany back, but it isn’t clear how many of the clones we’ll hear her back for. The first installment of the new series will be free with each following chapter running at $1.99, or you can buy a season pass for $13.99. The plan is to release a new episode weekly until the story is complete.
When the five-season running show came to an end, we know that Cosima and Delphine were off to inoculate all 274 of the Leda clones against the disease which could easily kill them all.
This new story is going to jump forward eight years after the events of Season 5 with Maslany voicing all of the same characters and new ones as well. Sadly, aren’t spilling the beans on what to expect outside of the fact that Cosima and Delphine will definitely play a big part in the story.
I’m sure we all can’t wait to see if they have been successful and what the new stakes are in this tale. Putting the series together will be Malka Older acting as the showrunner while Mishell Baker, Lindsay Smith, Heli Kennedy, Madeline Ashby, and E.C. Myer will all write for the series.
In a joint statement, Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, Boat Rocker’s co-executive chairmen and executive producers of ‘Orphan Black’ shared:
“We are delighted to be able to extend the Orphan Black franchise through this new and innovative partnership with Serial Box. Orphan Black’s devoted fans will now get more of what they love on this exciting listening and reading platform.”
There is no news yet as to if this is a single season outing, but we do know that Serial Box already has a deal in place to give us original stories by Marvel Properties such as ‘Black Panther’, ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Black Widow,’ and ‘Thor’ so I would expect that a longer-term approach is something which they have in mind.
It also isn’t clear if this will at all be related to the new ‘Orphan Black’ television series coming to AMC in any way. This new show is said not to be a reboot or spinoff but exists in the same world as the original series which would leave a tie-in as an option but not necessary.
Will you be listening to ‘Orphan Black: The Next Chapter’ once it is released? Which plot points are you hoping they’ll pick up when the first installment is released? Share your thoughts in the comments below!