Amanda Fix off Cracked diamonds and Kung Fu and Avan Jogia of Zombieland: Double Tap and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City have signed on to fill the main roles opposite previously announced star and executive producer Krysten Ritter he Orphan Black: Echoesa new series set in the sci-fi thriller world Orphan Black.
The first season of Orphan Black: Echoes will consist of ten sections. Set in the near future, the show will “explore the scientific manipulation of human existence”. It follows
a group of women as they weave into each other’s lives and embark on an exciting journey, uncovering the mystery of their identity and uncovering a heartbreaking story of love and betrayal.
The show is expected to premiere on AMC and the AMC+ streaming service sometime in 2023.
Deadline hears that Fix will play Jules, “a salty teenager trying to find herself. The recently adopted daughter of wealthy parents, Jules is tough as nails, a little reckless, but brutally smart.” Jogia takes on the role of “Lucy’s (Ritter) boyfriend Jack, a soft-spoken ex-army doctor and single father who has devoted his life to raising his daughter and discovers that the woman he loves has an unbelievable secret.”
Ritter is executive producer Orphan Black: Echoes along with creator/showrunner Anna Fishko, original series co-creator/director John Fawcett and Boat Rockers David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, Katie O’Connell Marsh, Nick Nantell and Kerry Appleyard.
Orphan Black ran for five seasons on BBC America. Tatiana Maslany, now the star of the Marvel / Disney+ series She-Hulk: Lawyer, starring Sarah, “an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks like her. Sarah takes on her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the clever chameleon is thrown headfirst into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the staggering discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah is quickly caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must run to find answers to who she is and how many others are like her.” (Thanks to Fandom.com for synopsis.) Over the course of the series, Maslany ended up playing fourteen different clones.
I have not seen Orphan Black yet, but after seeing Maslany’s work in the first few episodes of She-Hulk I’m seriously considering looking into it.
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