Orphan Black has quickly become an essential part of BBC America's "Supernatural Saturday" lineup, so it is no surprise that the network has decided to renew the show for a second season, which will begin airing sometime in 2014.
The show, a conspiracy clone thriller that has drawn critical acclaim, stars Tatiana Maslany and was created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard and Michael Mando also appear on the program.
“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,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of Orphan Black. “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.”
Ten episodes have been ordered for the second season. The first season runs through June 1, and then hits home video a month later on July 16 (DVD and Blu-Ray).
“Tatiana Maslany has delivered one of the year’s standout performances," said Perry Simon, general manager, channels at BBC Worldwide America. "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.”
As is the case with almost every BBC America show, I have not seen it on the network (I do own Copper and Ripper Street on Blu-Ray, thought). What do you think of the program? Worth getting? The concept certainly sounded interesting.