Orphan Black spinoff with Krysten Ritter confirms release date

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Orphan Black: Echoes confirms release dateAMC

Orphan Black: Echoes, starring Breaking Bad's Krysten Ritter, has finally landed a US release date on AMC.

A new teaser trailer for the show sees Ritter's confused character Lucy waking up from a creepy procedure, and Sunday, June 23, is confirmed for its premiere.

Echoes, a spinoff from clone thriller Orphan Black (2013-2017), follows a group of women in the year 2052 as they "embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal".

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Line of Duty actress Keeley Hawes plays Dr. Kira Manning in the show, daughter of Orphan Black protagonist Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany).

Previously speaking to Radio Times about the project, Orphan Black creator John Fawcett admitted that Echoes "was going to happen with or without me", so he made sure not to miss out on the opportunity of revisiting this universe.

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

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"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," Fawcett went on to add.

Orphan Black: Echoes drops on ITVX as a box set on May 20, while US fans can catch it over at AMC from June 23.

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