New Canadian sci-fi drama Orphan Black was just recently announced for later this year on the genre channel Space, but American audiences will now get to see the show not long after it originally airs.
BBC America has picked up the series, with the intention of airing it during the network's "Supernatural Saturdays" programming block. Co-created by Grame Manson (Flashpoint) and John Fawcett (Lost Girl), the show will follow a street-wise criminal named Sarah, who initially thinks she's hit upon some good luck when she witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah decides to use the resemblance to her advantage and clean out the dead woman's savings, but things don't go according to plan. Sarah discovers that both her and the dead woman are in fact clones, and now a mysterious assassin is attempting to kill off all of her line one by one. Sarah now finds herself in a race against both time and the killer, as she works to discover the truth about her identity.
BBC America exec Perry Simon has this to say about the acquistiion - "Orphan Black is a non-stop thrill ride that is a perfect fit for BBC AMERICA'S Supernatural Saturday. In the talented hands of Graeme Manson, John Fawcett and Temple Street Productions, it promises to be a genre game changer. Move over zombies -- send in the clones!" I'll try not to hold that incredibly dry last joke against the show.
Are you intrigued by Orphan Black? Do you enjoy "Supernatural Saturdays" on BBC America?
Source: The Futon Critic