Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Back in Black

Well, here’s something nice for a change. Krysten Ritter has been cast in a sequel series for “Orphan Black.” As impossible as it seems to replicate the brilliance of Tatiana Maslany (and Tatiana Maslany and Tatiana Maslany and Tatiana Maslany and Tatiana Maslany and…well, you get it), Krysten is a great choice to try. If you’ve seen her in “Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23” or “Jessica Jones” or really anything she’s been in you know she has a singular style that brings edge and strength and intellect to her roles. So, you know, at least it should be interesting.

No word on whether we’ll have queer clones again in this one. But given the show’s past track record on LGBTQ+ characters and relationships, there are at least some reasons to be optimistic we’ll get some sort of Science Girlfriends again. Oh Cophine, Cophine.

The new series, titled “Orphan Black: Echoes,” is set in the same world as the original series in a “new future.” According to The Hollywood Reporter it, “explores the scientific manipulation of human existence, revolves around a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unraveling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal.”

Krysten’s character is called Lucy and has an “unimaginable origin story, who is trying to find her place in the world.” So, uh, she’s a clone and or some other kind of test tube creation and we’re about to get our freaky science on again. Just make it gay too and I will be rejoining the Clone Club posthaste.

1 comment:

Carmen San Diego said...

Wow I haven’t thought about “Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23” in ages