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‘Orphan Black: Echoes’ is a May highlight for ITVX

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‘Orphan Black: Echoes’ is a May highlight for ITVX

ITV have revealed the May highlights for ITVX and BritBox UK…

This May, the much anticipated Orphan Black: Echoes starring Krysten Ritter and Keeley Hawes will get its UK premiere, dropping exclusively on ITVX.

The ten-part science fiction thriller series is written by Anna Fishko and follows a new story set in the popular Orphan Black universe. Set in the near future, the new Orphan Black takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence.

It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal.

The cast includes Keeley Hawes, Krysten Ritter, Avan Jogia, James Hiroyuki Liao, Rya Kihlstedt and Amanda Fix. Orphan Black: Echoes drops on ITVX as a full series box set on May 20th.

Also, May sees films arrive on ITVX such as 12 Angry Men starring Jack Lemmon (1997), comedy-drama A Hologram for the King (2016) starring Tom Hanks and cult classics The Breakfast Club (1985), Teen Wolf (1985), Grease (1978) and City Slickers (1991).

ITVX will also be streaming Crank (2006) starring Jason Statham, drama Fruitvale Station (2013) starring Michael B. Jordan, Getting Even with Dad (1994) starring Macaulay Culkin, Tarantino’s Jackie Brown (1997) and Joe (2013) starring Nicolas Cage. Lastly, film fans can also enjoy the horror Let Me In (2010), rom-com Serendipity (2001), The Football Factory (2004) featuring Danny Dyer and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004). These are all available from May 1st.

Other highlights include From May 23rd, Colony (2016-2018). In the not-too-distant future, Los Angeles has been invaded and occupied by outside forces, causing arift between the city’s residents; some have collaborated with the occupation, while others are rebelling and suffering the consequences that come with that choice.

Former FYI agent Will Bowman (Josh Holloway) and his wife, Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies), must consider their familiar obligations when making their decision because they were separated from their son, Bram, during the invasion.

And The Beast Must Die (2021) from May 6th. After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Cush Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands. Posing as a novelist researching a new murder-mystery, Frances ingratiates herself with the family of George Rattery (Jared Harris), the man she suspects is responsible, and sets a plan in action to kill him.

She’s tracked by detective Nigel Strangeways (Billy Howle, The Serpent, MotherFatherSon), who has reason to believe his department covered up George’s involvement in the incident. Suffering from PTSD following the recent death of his partner, Strangeways throws himself into pursuing justice for Martie. But when he discovers an “undercover” Frances living with George and his family, Strangeways finds himself working to both prove George’s guilt and head off Frances’s plans for revenge before anyone else dies.

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