AMC Networks announced that Krysten Ritter would be starring in and executive producing a new series set in the Orphan Black universe.
The new series, Orphan Black: Echoes, 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 interact in one another’s lives, while also looking to solve the mystery of their identity in the process.
Ritter will play Lucy, a woman with “an unimaginable origin story,” and someone who is trying to find their place in the world.
Ritter’s inclusion in the series sees her return to AMC for the first time since breaking out in her role as Jane Margolis in the hit television series Breaking Bad. Since then, Ritter has gone on to star in a variety of shows, most notably the Marvel Netflix series Jessica Jones, as well as HBO’s upcoming series Love and Death, where she’ll star alongside Elizabeth Olsen.
Originally released in 2013, Orphan Black is a Canadian sci-fi thriller series that followed Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), who was one of several genetically identical clones. The series debuted to rave reviews, and quickly developed an intensely loyal fandom across all social media, before ending in 2017 after five seasons.