In a couple weeks the new BBC America series ‘Orphan Black’ will premiere as part of the network’s Supernatural Saturday block. The series looks very promising as it centers on a character named Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) who finds out she’s a clone and is a target of a mysterious organization steeped in conspiracy out to kill her.
To get to know a couple of the characters before the series premiere, BBC America has released these two short featurettes. The first video gives a quick introduction to Beth, Sarah’s clone who happens to be a cop and whose suicide is at the heart of the show. The second is an introduction to Sarah’s best friend Felix (Jordan Gavaris).
From the two featurettes, it seems like ‘Orphan Black’ is a well written series and I’m already in love with Felix! His irreverent demeanor and one liners will be a welcome sight to the series which gives off an ‘X-Files’ meets ‘The Ringer’ type of vibe but with clones.
‘Orphan Black’ begins airing Saturdays starting March 30th at 9PM/8PM C following episodes of ‘Doctor Who’ and before ‘The Nerdist’. So while we wait until then, get to know Felix and Beth with the videos below:
Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead woman’s bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, they multiply at an unnerving rate. Smart, sexy, and pulsating with suspense – BBC America’s new original series Orphan Black features rising star Tatiana Maslany (The Vow, Picture Day). She portrays Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, “Beth,” who looks just like her. Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend, and her money.
But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.
‘Orphan Black’ stars Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Michael Mando, Kevin Hanchard, and Skyler Wexler and premieres Saturday, March 30 at 9/8C on BBC America.