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Orphan Black: How (and where) to watch the show (and its spinoffs) in chronological or release order

Here’s where and how to get the whole Orphan Black story in chronological and release order.

The science fiction thriller series Orphan Black debuted in 2013. In the intervening decade, the fandom, known as the 'Clone Club,' has steadily increased in number. Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law) as multiple Project Leda clones. The series explores philosophical and ethical questions about cloning, identity and the search for individual meaning alongside an action-packed story filled with intrigue.

Orphan Black’s story begins when Sarah Manning, one of clones, witnesses the suicide of her doppelgänger and subsequent assumes her identity. Over the course of the five seasons and fifty episodes of Orphan Black, she and her allies – many of whom are her fellow clones – uncover the complicated truth.

It wasn’t long before Orphan Black had developed a loyal online fan base that identifies themselves as #CloneClub, an allusion to the series. The series also gained critical acclaim and many additional accolades, including a Peabody Award. And Maslany’s performance in particular has been recognized with a slough of awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a TCA Award and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

Now, the original Orphan Black series has an upcoming spinoff sequel, Orphan Black: Echoes. Starring Maslany’s fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe alum Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) in the lead role of 'Lucy.' Are you asking yourself where to begin if you’re interested in entering the world of Orphan Black, yet? Here’s how (and where) to watch Orphan Black and the upcoming Orphan Black: Echoes. Plus, we have all the details on how to explore the extended universe, including the multiple comic book collections from IDW and the audio series that serves as a direct sequel to the original Orphan Black series.

How to watch Orphan Black in chronological order

Cast of Orphan Black

Here’s how to watch Orphan Black in chronological order:

Very little is currently known about the plot of the forthcoming spinoff sequel to Orphan Black, Orphan Black: Echoes. However, it is known that it will be set in 2052, placing it after the contemporary time setting of the original series.

How to watch Orphan Black in release order:

Here’s how to watch Orphan Black in release order:

Note: Orphan Black: Echoes is scheduled to premiere in 2023 on AMC and AMC+, but an exact release date has yet to be announced. Furthermore, no trailer for the season has yet to be released.

Is there an Orphan Black comic?

3 collected Orphan Black comics

Yes, there are Orphan Black comics, published by IDW. Orphan Black co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson created the Orphan Black comic. This series ran for five issues from February 2015 through July 2015. A second volume, Orphan Black: Helsinki, was released in a collected edition in July 2016. These two volumes are notable for introducing and developing Veera Suominen, an additional self-aware clone, in advance of her debut in 2016’s Orphan Black season 4.

And a third, Orphan Black: Deviations, was released in a collected edition in January 2018. This special comic book event featured alternate outcomes for certain storylines, with Sarah managing to save Beth from taking her life and leading to a different origin story for the Clone Club.

Where can I watch Orphan Black: Echoes?

Orphan Black: Echoes has yet to be released. While it was thought that the sequel might debut in March 2023, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the original series, it has been delayed to “late 2023.” A trailer for the series has not yet been released, but some “first look” photos were released in March 2023.

Very few concrete details are currently known about Orphan Black: Echoes. It is set in 2052 and follows a main character played by Ritter with an “unimaginable” origin story. Whether or not Ritter will play multiple clones, as Maslany did the original series, or if a different approach will be used for Echoes remains to be seen.

Is there a direct sequel to Orphan Black?

Orphan Black: The Next Chapter promo feat. Tatiana Maslany

There is an audio drama that serves as a direct sequel to Orphan Black. Entitled Orphan Black: The Next Chapter and set years after the season finale of Orphan Black, this series saw Maslany reprising the role of the Project Leda clones. The first episode was released in September 2019. The story takes place after an Earth-shattering event changes everything for the clones.

In October 2021 the first episode of the second season, which directly follows the events of the first season, was released. In addition to Maslany, Orphan Black: The Next Chapter season 2 added additional original Orphan Black cast members, including Jordan Gavaris as Felix, Kristian Bruun as Donnie and Evelyne Brochu as Delphine.

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