Keeley Hawes from Bodyguard Y line of duty has signed on to join previously announced cast members Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Amanda Fix (broken diamonds), and Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) in the cast of Black Orphan: Echoesa new series set in the world of sci-fi thriller Orphan Black. Deadline reports that Hawes will take on the role of “an insightful but sensitive scientist who finds herself at odds with her own moral code when circumstances lead her to make an unthinkable decision.”
The first season of Black Orphan: Echoes It will consist of ten episodes. The show is set in the near future and will “explore the scientific manipulation of human existence.” Follow
a group of women who make their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unraveling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a harrowing story of love and betrayal.
While we don’t have details on Ritter’s character, it has been said that Fix will play Jules, “a salty teenager trying to find herself. The newly adopted daughter of wealthy parents, Jules is tough as nails, a little reckless but brutally smart.” Jogia will take on the role of “Lucy’s (Ritter) boyfriend Jack, a soft-spoken ex-army medic and single father. He has dedicated his life to raising his daughter and discovers that the woman he loves has an unimaginable secret.”
Black Orphan: Echoes is expected to premiere on AMC and the AMC+ streaming service sometime in 2023.
Ritter is executive producer Black Orphan: Echoes alongside creator/showrunner Anna Fishko, original series co-creator/director John Fawcett, and Boat Rocker’s David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, Katie O’Connell Marsh, Nick Nantell and Kerry Appleyard.
Orphan Black it ran for five seasons on BBC America. Tatiana Maslany, now the star of the Marvel/Disney+ series She-Hulk: Lawyer, played Sarah, “an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend, and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is plunged headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others are like her.” (Thanks to Fandom.com for the synopsis.) Over the course of the series, Maslany ended up playing fourteen different clones.
In addition to the projects listed above, Keeley Hawes’ credits include the Avengers (1998), MI-5the time theft episode of doctor who, High-Rise, The Missing, Traitors, Misbehaviour, The Midwich Cuckoos, and Ben Wheatley’s version of Rebeca. She has also provided the voice of Lara Croft for multiple tomb Raider video game.
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