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Orphan Black: Krysten Ritter Uncovers Wide Conspiracy With Young Clone In Action-Packed Echoes Trailer

Summary

  • The new
    Orphan Black
    spinoff introduces a teenage clone, diverging from the original show’s main cloned characters.
  • The
    Orphan Black: Echoes
    trailer hints at a unique approach with different actors playing clones at varying ages.
  • Krysten Ritter’s character, Lucy, embarks on a quest to discover her true identity and origins.



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A new Orphan Black: Echoes trailer reveals a unique spin on the clone-themed story used in the spinoff show. Following on from the critically acclaimed science fiction show that starred Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black: Echoes is set to introduce a new heroine played by Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter. Waking from a mysterious procedure with no memory of who she is, Ritter’s Lucy embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover her true identity and the truth of how she came to be.


Now the latest Orphan Black: Echoes trailer from AMC+ provides fresh insights into the direction of the spinoff, introducing a character presumed to be Ritter’s younger teenage clone (played by Amanda Fix). Check it out below:

Bearing a striking resemblance to Ritter’s Lucy, this latest revelation marks a significant departure from the original show, where Maslany played multiple clones of the same age. Moreover, in addition to revealing Fix’s younger clone, this latest trailer also references the events of the previous series by showing framed photographs of Maslany’s characters Sarah Manning and Cosima Niehaus.



Why Introducing A Teenage Clone Is A Better Option For Orphan Black: Echoes

It Would Be Folly To Duplicate Tatiana Maslany’s Orphan Black Approach

With the original
Orphan Black
already well known for having Maslany act opposite alternate versions herself, this new spinoff must seek to distinguish itself from the show that inspired it.

Earning an impressive 140 award nominations throughout its five-season run, the original Orphan Black was consistently praised by critics and is still regarded as one of the best science fiction shows from the previous decade. Significantly bolstered by the Emmy Award-winning performance of Maslany, who was able to convincingly portray and differentiate multiple clones, many have wondered whether the new spinoff would also have Ritter follow in her predecessor’s footsteps.


Yet while this latest trailer does not necessarily discount the possibility of Ritter playing more than one character, the introduction of a younger clone offers a unique spin on the original show’s underlying concept. With the original Orphan Black already well known for having Maslany act opposite alternate versions herself, this new spinoff must seek to distinguish itself from the show that inspired it. The use of different actors playing clones at varying ages seems the ideal way to do just that.

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Of course, Ritter is also an accomplished actor and more than capable of playing multiple characters in Orphan Black: Echoes if needed, but at least this way, her new show can avoid accusations of merely being a pale reflection of the flagship series. Moreover, with the trailer also making it clear that the events of the new show take place in the same world as the original Orphan Black, having a new group merely attempt to replicate the same Project LEDA cloning experiments that birthed Maslany’s clones also seems unlikely.


Orphan Black: Echoes
premieres on June 23 on AMC, AMC+ and BBC America.

Source: AMC+

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