AMC is ready to clone Orphan Black.
Temple St. Productions, which produced the original series, is on board to produce the series, which we hear is not a reboot or spinoff, but will be a new story set in the Orphan Black universe. Writers are now being sought for the project, with Temple Street intent on bringing in multiple scribes to pitch their own unique visions for the show.
Telling the tale of clone sisters caught up in a genetic conspiracy, Orphan Black aired for five seasons on BBC America, signing off for good on August 12, 2017. AMC declined to comment.
The sci-fi juggernaut scored many awards and nominations throughout its run including two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Maslany's portrayal of several clones along with four Satellite Award nominations, and one Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, to name just a few.
There's also the question of why AMC is developing this series rather than BBC America, which aired the original in the USA from 2013 to 2017. But it's also possible that the new series could air on multiple networks under the AMC Networks umbrella, like BBC America's acclaimed drama Killing Eve, whose second season will be simulcast on its original network as well as AMC. Instead, it will reportedly be a new show with new characters that takes place in the same universe as Orphan Black.