'Orphan Black' heading to BBC 3


The British Broadcasting Corporation is reaching across the Atlantic Ocean for new content for BBC 3.

The network announced that it will air BBC America and Space's Orphan Black in the United Kingdom. The series, which is developed by Canadian independent producer Temple Street Productions, was recently picked up for a second season, with 10 episodes ordered.

The sci-fi drama was created by Graeme Manson (Flashpoint) and John Fawcett (Spartacus). It stars Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, a woman who steals the identity of a dead woman that looks exactly like she does. It is revealed that Sarah is one of several clones. The series looks at what human cloning would mean, both morally and ethically. 

The series premiered in March of this year and was quickly renewed for a second season.

Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard and Michael Mando also star on the series.

Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier serve as executive producers on the series.

The series is set in New York City, but filmed in Toronto - which some sharp-eyed viewers have noticed (money, license plates and visible plane tickets have given it away). 

Are you a fan of Orphan Black? Will it do well in the United Kingdom?


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Written by: Hamatosan
May 15th, 2013, 11:24 am

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Message Posted On May 16th, 2013, 8:04 am
The series is NOT set in New York City. What on Earth makes you think that? The first episode makes it quite clear it's NOT New York City because when the main character arrives in the city's main train station, there are announcements for a departing train to NYC. You can't get a train to NYC if you're already *IN* NYC! If you're paying close attention, the show actually implicitly admits it's set in Toronto. They often mention suburbs like Scarborough. If the show were set in NYC they would have gone with White Plains or Tenafly or something like that. The showrunner admitted that they have to be circumspect about it, but that it's Toronto. There are plenty of other shows where Toronto has (badly) passed for NYC, but not this one.

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Message Posted On May 16th, 2013, 3:40 am

I live in the UK, and I love Orphan Black. I will be telling everyone I know to watch this


Message Posted On May 15th, 2013, 6:50 pm
Yes, should be quite popular in UK which needs new sci-fi/supernatural shows.
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