Orphan Black spin-off in the works
James R | On 13, Mar 2019
A new Orphan Black spin-off series is reportedly in the works at AMC.
The Canadian sci-fi series, created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett and produced by BBC America, stars Tatiana Maslay as Sarah Manning, a con artist who discovered that she is the product of a cloning programme. The show first arrived on our screens back in 2013, courtesy of the BBC, before heading to Netflix in its final seasons. Over the course of its run, the series picked up multiple Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nod, before winning the Emmy for Best Actress in 2016.
Now, Variety reports that a new show in the same universe may be on the cards, with AMC developing a project. Sources reportedly say it would be a brand new story within the Orphan Black world, which would therefore rule out the return of Sarah or other characters. One key player that is returning, though, is Temple Street Productions, which produced the original programme. A writer is currently being recruited, with the hope apparently for several different writers to pitch takes on what the show might be.
AMC, meanwhile, marks a shift in the franchise’s home, with the original series developed and broadcast by BBC America. Whether it would air on both networks is yet to be determined, although Variety notes that Killing Eve Season 2 will be simulcast on both BBC America and AMC.