New ‘Orphan Black’ Series in the Works at AMC

Project would be set in the same universe as the original series — but isn’t considered a spinoff

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“Orphan Black” could be coming back in a way fans did not expect, as a new series set in the show’s universe is currently in the works at AMC, TheWrap has learned.

An individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap that the show is in the very, very early stages of development at the network with Temple Street Productions, the producer behind the original Tatiana Maslany-led series, attached to produce the new show.

The source added that the followup series would not be considered a spinoff of the original — which was broadcast in the U.S. on AMC’s sister network BBC America — but rather an entirely new show set in the same world as “Orphan Black.”

Representatives for AMC and Temple Street Productions did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the development news.

Co-created by John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, “Orphan Black” launched in 2013 and ran for five seasons. The critically-acclaimed series starred Maslany as a woman who discovers that she is a clone and that someone is plotting to kill her and her clone “sisters.”

Maslany was nominated for three Emmys — winning best actress in a drama series in 2016 — and a Golden Globe for her performance on “Orphan Black.”

Variety was first to report the news.