IDW Replaces Doctor Who With Orphan Black

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IDW are to license the BBC America TV series Orphan Black into a comic book.

It's hard not to see this as a Doctor Who replacement, stylistically. The show has been renewed. And it's likely that Titan Comics are going to make a bid for it any time soon,

In a press release, the company states that the comic book  "will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black."

The comic, as the TV show, centres on "Sarah Manning, who after witnessing the suicide of a woman that appears to be her doppelgänger comes into the knowledge that this woman and indeed herself, are two of many biological clones. Sarah takes on the woman's identity and uses her position as a police detective to uncover the mystery behind what she is and what that means."

No creator names yet, but that's a cover by Nick Runge

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