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Orphan Black: Season Two Renewal for BBC America Series

Orphan Black season twoBBC America has renewed their new Orphan Black TV series for a second season. They’re producing 10 episodes once again.

Here’s the cable channel’s press release:

BBC AMERICA has renewed highly acclaimed original series, Orphan Black, for a second season to return as part of Supernatural Saturday in 2014. The conspiracy clone thriller starring Tatiana Maslany has been re-commissioned with a 10-episode order from Temple Street Productions, ahead of its season one finale on Saturday, June 1.

In making the announcement, Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America said: “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.”

“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.”

The innovative series has earned critical acclaim including The Hollywood Reporter saying “It is, flat out, one of the most intriguingly entertaining new series of the year,” TV Guide Magazine calling it: “a tangy, sexy blend of sci-fi and Run Lola Run-style chase thriller.” and the New York Post proclaiming: “If God and the Emmys are fair, at least six Maslanys will be picking up statuettes this September.”

Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC AMERICA and SPACE. The series is co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier are executive producers on behalf of Temple Street. The cast includes Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downton Abbey, Dexter), Jordan Gavaris (Degrassi, Unnatural History), Dylan Bruce (As The World Turns, Unstoppable), Kevin Hanchard (The Listener, Take the Lead) and Michael Mando (Make Your Move, The Colony).

The groundbreaking series launched on March 30 with Sarah (Maslany), 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, 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.

What do you think? Have you been watching Orphan Black? Are you excited for season two?


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David Wess May 27, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I just watched the series premiere, which was available free on Apple TV. I thoroughly enjoyed the episode. I was a tad disappointed in the sound quality. Just about every HD show is available in Dolby Digital 5.1…, except this one. Anyone know if that will change with Season 2?


Momuv2jz May 25, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I love Orphan Black and I am excited about season 2!!!!! It stinks that the finale is next Saturday!


Barb M May 18, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I meant to say incarnations… by the way, we have been telling our daughter who lives in the UK about this…. Send it OVER the pond!


Barb M May 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm

I agree with Bulldog. Sarah is the ORIGINAL!! Tatiana Maslany chews up the screen with all her incarnation… What an ACTOR! I can’t imagine anyone in the business doing a better job. WOW!! I love this series and am thrilled it will be coming back for a second season.


Bulldog May 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

We started watching from the very first episode. Very addictive!! We believe that Sara is the original that all the others are cloned from!!!


evelyn June 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I love BBC and Orphan black is great, I think Sara is the original as well, I think Mrs S is the egg donnor and Sara’s mother


Grandizer May 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I love the show, just the right mix of adult entertainment and near believable science that is on the horizon.
I am only sorry that it gets such a short season.


Chaz May 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Strange that this show hasn’t been aired by the BBC in the UK.


JC May 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

That’s because BBC America is getting into original programming independent of the BBC in the UK. Orphan Black is a joint venture between Space in Canada and BBC America.


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