Orphan Black spinoff with Keeley Hawes confirms UK release date

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Orphan Black spinoff confirms UK release dateKen Woroner - BBC

The Orphan Black TV spinoff, which stars Keeley Hawes, has announced its UK release date.

The five-season sci-fi thriller wrapped up in 2017, with spinoff Orphan Black: Echoes taking place several decades later, in the same universe, and delving into the "exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence".

ITVX will stream the 10-part series in its entirety from Monday, May 20.

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Joining Keeley are Krysten Ritter (Love & Death), Avan Jogia (Zombieland), James Hiroyuki Liao (Barry), Rya Kihlstedt (Superman & Lois) and Amanda Fix (High School).

The series will follow the group of women as they "embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal", according to the synopsis.

Ahead of its arrival, Orphan Black creator John Fawcett previously told RadioTimes what fans could expect, saying: "It was a project that was going to happen with or without me. Either I contribute and be a part of it or I let it go.

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"There were some ideas for what the spinoff was going to be that I thought were really cool. And I thought, why not?

"The spinoff is a very different show. If you go with the expectation that you're going to see Orphan Black, you're going to probably be disappointed. It's got its own feel, it's got its own identity. What makes it Orphan Black, there's a bit of a slow burn to it. I think it'll be exciting for fans to discover," he went on to tease.

Orphan Black: Echoes drops on ITVX as a boxset on May 20.

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