Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter to star in Orphan Black sequel

Orphan Black Echoes casts Krysten Ritter in the lead role

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones on the Netflix series Jessica Jones

Krysten Ritter has been cast in the lead role in AMC’s upcoming series, Orphan Black Echoes.

Does Orphan Black have a sequel?

Though Orphan Black Echoes is described as a sequel to the original Orphan Black that starred Tatiana Maslany, the former is actually more of a spinoff of the latter. While Orphan Black Echoes is set in the same universe as the original series, the new show follows a new set of characters, including Ritter’s starring role as Lucy, who has an unimaginable origin story and is trying to find her place in the world.

Tatiana Maslany in the original Orphan Black series
Tatiana Maslany in the original Orphan Black series

The original Orphan Black aired on AMC from 2013 to 2017. Though the series has yet to get a live-action sequel that will continue the story of its characters, the show has actually had an official follow-up in the form of the audio series, Orphan Black: The Next Chapter. Set eight years after the finale of AMC’s Black Orphan, the audio series premiered its first season on Realm (formerly Serial Box) in September 2019 and its second season in October 2021.

What is Orphan Black Echoes about?

Per AMC’s description, Orphan Black Echoes is set in the not-too-distant future and takes “a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence.” It follows the lives of a new group of women who gradually begin to realize how deeply interconnected their origins are — despite the fact that none of them know one another. As they work their way into each other’s lives, they unravel the mystery of their identity and uncover a wrenching story of love and betrayal.

Orphan Black Echoes hails from Boat Rocker Studios, whose Temple Street Productions produced the original series. Anna Fishko, whose credits include AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead and Netflix’s The Society, will write and showrun the new series. Also on board is Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett, who will serve as executive producer and director.

Orphan Black Echoes brings Ritter back to AMC after appearing on Breaking Bad as Jane Margolis, a role she reprised in the spinoff film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

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Is there a season 6 for Orphan Black?

No. There is no season 6 for Orphan Black. The series wrapped up its fifth and final season on AMC on August 12th, 2017.

About Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter as Chloe in Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Krysten Ritter as Chloe in Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

Ritter rose to fame when she appeared as Jane Margolis in Breaking Bad (2009–2010) and its spinoff film El Camino (2019). She then starred in the ABC sitcom Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (2012–2013) and played the titular character in Netflix’s Jessica Jones (2015–2019). She reprised her role as Jessica Jones in Netflix’s follow-up miniseries The Defenders (2017).

Krysten Ritter movies

Aside from El Camino, Ritter’s other notable movies include the dark fantasy film Nightbooks (2021) comedy-drama The Hero (2017), biographical drama Big Eyes (2014), and the neo-noir mystery flick Veronica Mars (2014)

Krysten Ritter net worth

Ritter has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2022, according to

Krysten Ritter husband

Ritter doesn’t have a husband. She, however, had a seven-year relationship with musician Adam Granduciel from 2014 to 2021. According to a report by InTouch Weekly in September 2021, the two “remain on amicable terms” as they “continue to co-parent their son,” Bruce Julian Knight (born on July 29th, 2019).

Krysten Ritter age

Ritter is currently 40 years old. She was born on December 16th, 1981 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Krysten Ritter parents

Ritter’s father is Garry Ritter, while her mother is Kathi Taylor. Ritter was raised in rural Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, where her mother, stepfather, and sister lived; her father resided in the nearby borough, Benton.

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