‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ Star to Lead AMC Networks' ‘Orphan Black’ Spinoff Series

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Actress Krysten Ritter has landed a starring role in AMC Networks’ Orphan Black spinoff series Orphan Black: Echoes.

Ritter, who starred in Netflix's Marvel’s Jessica Jones series, will executive produce and star in the 10-episode Orphan Black: Echoes series, which follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives while unravelling the mystery of their identities and uncovering a story of love and betrayal, said AMC Networks. 

Ritter — who also starred in Breaking Bad and Don’t Trust the B----- in Apartment 23, and will star in HBO’s upcoming series Love and Death —  plays a woman who is trying to find her place in the world in Orphan Black: Echoes, AMC said. 

The Emmy-winning Orphan Black series, which starred Tatiana Maslany, ran on BBC America from 2013-2017. 

Orphan Black: Echoes, which will premiere in 2023, will be executive produced by Anna Fishko along with John Fawcett, David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, Katie O’Connell Marsh, Nick Nantell and Kerry Appleyard. ■ 

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