One of the most innovative shows in the BBC America repertoire is the series ‘Orphan Black.’ It has quickly become a fan favorite and an essential component in the Supernatural Saturday line up. So it’s no surprise to hear that this highly acclaimed series has just gotten a renewal from BBC America.
The series debuted on March 30 and stars Tatiana Maslany as 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 bank account, but instead of solving her problems, Sarah is thrust into a deadly conspiracy when she realizes that she and the dead woman are clones, and they’re not the only ones. Now it’s a race to find answers before the people killing off the clones kill her.
“We’re delighted with the second season order for ‘Orphan Black’ and want to thank everyone at BBC America, BBC Worldwide and Space for their support and commitment to our show,” commented David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of ‘Orphan Black’ and Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions. “We’re thrilled to continue this journey with such a strong team and fantastic cast, led by the ridiculously talented Tatiana Maslany. A huge thanks to the fans for their steadfast support of the show. We’re looking forward to giving every one of them more ‘Orphan Black’.”
Perry Simon, General Manager of BBC World wide America stated, “Tatiana Maslany has delivered one of the year’s standout performances. We’re excited to commission a second season from the talented team of Graeme, John and Temple Street Productions, and we can’t wait to see who Tatiana shows up as in season two.”
‘Orphan Black’ has all the markings of a cult hit and so far has received rave reviews from critics and TV viewers alike. If you haven’t been watching the series, it is worth taking a look especially after an episode of ‘Doctor Who’ (since it airs right after).
The renewal will have ‘Orphan Black’ retuning some time in 2014 for a 10 episode run. Currently the series is half way through season 1 and will air its season finale on Saturday, June 1, at 9/8C.