Orphan Black spin-off in early development at AMC

Orphan Black spin-off series in development at AMC

Orphan Black spin-off series in development at AMC

USA channel AMC (part of the same company as originators BBC America) is considering a new show set in the same world.

A new report states that a new series, "set in the "Orphan Black" universe", is now in the development stages over at AMC.

Temple St. Productions, which produced the original series, is on board to produce the series, which we hear is not a reboot or spinoff, but will be a new story set in the Orphan Black universe. Both the series and Maslany's performance were well-received by critics.

While original creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson are not involved in the new series at this time, that could conceivably change as development continues.

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The outlet reports that producers are now seeking a writer for the project and are bringing in multiple people to pitch different takes on the show's premise. AMC declined to comment.

For those not in the know, Orphan Black told the story of Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), a woman whose world is turned upside down when she encounters multiple clones of herself - the first of which, a copy going by the name of Elizabeth Childs, promptly commits suicide. Maslany's awe-inspiring turn as the multiple clones created by the Dyad Institute carried the show, and elevated it from its cable sci-fi foundations. We'll bring you more about the surprising new future of Orphan Black as we learn it.

There's also the question of why AMC is developing this series rather than BBC America, which aired the original in the USA from 2013 to 2017. The series launched in 2013 and ran for five seasons.

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