When is Orphan: First Kill Coming Out on Netflix?

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Orphan: First Kill Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther/Leena Klammer looking straight into camera while opening closet doors
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Fans of the 2009 horror film, Orphan, have some celebrating to do. After 13 years since the first film, Esther will be coming back for a prequel. The prequel, titled Orphan: First Kill, will be released very soon!

What's even more impressive about this movie is that Isabelle Fuhrman will be reprising her role. Although it's taken quite some time, production has turned the actress back to her 12-year-old self thanks to a little makeup magic, perspective shots, and a couple of child actors. If you're looking forward to watching this psychological horror film, here's all you need to know about it.

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Orphan: First Kill Release Date

Orphan: First Kill Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther/Leena Klammer smiling
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The Orphan: First Kill prequel was actually announced back in 2020. And in just a few days, the movie will be released on Paramount+.

Originally, Orphan: First Kill was rumored to be released in January this year. But long after that date, many still didn't get an update on the prequel. Thankfully, Paramount Pictures announced that the movie will be released in theatres, on Paramount+, and on digital streaming services on August 19th.

You can watch Orphan: First Kill on YouTube, Google Play, and Apple TV+ for $3.99. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on when the movie will be available on Netflix.

Orphan: First Kill Story

Orphan: First Kill Julia Stiles as Tricia Albright holding Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther/Leena Klammer head while both looking in a mirror
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The prequel takes us back to the origin story of Esther/Leena Klammer (played by Isabelle Fuhrman), who poses as a child to get adopted by an unsuspecting couple. The truth is, she's actually a 33-year-old woman with a sinister intention behind the adoption.

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As its title explains, the prequel shows Esther's first victims. After the daughter of a wealthy family goes missing, Esther impersonates the child to trick the parents into adopting her. There, she starts to cause mayhem in the lives of the married couple: Rossif Sutherland and Tricia Albright (played by Julia Stiles).

The prequel is directed by William Brent Bell with a script by David Coggershall. Meanwhile, the story of the horror movie was written by the original Orphan movie, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Alex Mace.

Orphan: First Kill Cast

Orphan: First Kill Julia Stiles as Tricia Albright and a man standing over a flame
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Here is the full list of actors that will be in the movie:

  • Isabelle Fuhrman (as Esther/Leena Klammer)
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  • Julia Stiles (as Tricia Albright)
  • Rossif Sutherland (as Allen Albright)
  • Matthew Finlan (as Gunnar Albright)
  • Hiro Kanagawa (as Inspector Donnan)
  • Jade Michael (as Madison)

Is Orphan: First Kill Based on a True Story?

Orphan: First Kill Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther/Leena Klammer holding onto something on top of a shelf
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The original Orphan movie was not based on a true story. But according to reports, the upcoming prequel has been inspired by a real-life case of stolen identity that took place in the early 90s.

A young teenage boy went missing in Texas. After three years, the parents received a phone call from the police saying that they located their son in France.

Apparently, the boy lived with them for five months before his fingerprints were analyzed by a private investigator. It was later discovered that the boy living in their home was Frédéric Bourdin, a 23-year-old French man who came across the missing poster and posed as the 16-year-old son.

After serving six years of prison in Texas, the fugitive impersonated three more missing teenagers across Europe.

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Is There an Orphan: First Kill Trailer Online?

Orphan: First Kill Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther/Leena Klammer holding onto something while walking tight hallway
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With the release date so near, Paramount+ has released a couple of trailers for the film. You can watch the first trailer here:

And here is an exclusive official clip that Paramount Pictures released just a few days ago:


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