Saturday night is a tough slot for any series, but especially a series that is trying to garner interest from younger viewers, who still spend plenty of time out and about. Clearly it seems that audiences are digging the clone-oriented drama, just maybe not while they are out to dinner or bar hopping.
I’m not going to point any fingers here, but I will say that if you’re going to conceive a show about a clone, there are only so many things you can do with it that don’t involve discovering more clones and trying to seek out the source. I have to assume that Orphan Black’s lukewarm ratings are the reason why all the other networks aren’t putting their own clone dramas into development.
Yes, we’re huge fans of Orphan Black and its co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, who have promised even more slam-banging, head-scratching, eye-fooling fun in Season 2, which begins on Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET. And we want you to be just as jazzed about it as we are, so we’re offering up a simple primer guide to the mysteries the first season introduced, so you can jump right into the high-stakes shenanigans that Sarah and her genetic sisters will be getting into.
BBC America has done a great job of inspiring as much anticipation as possible out of fans, thanks to a marketing campaign featuring a slew of video content and interesting poster art. The latest teaser dropped today, and it hints at an action-packed season to come.
The Musketeers’ first season’s finale aired in the U.K. on Sunday, and co-producers BBC One, BBC Worldwide and BBC America took little time in officially signing up for a second 10-episode season to air in early 2015. An optimist would take that to mean this first season was pretty special, but the pessimist would say ratings were more of a factor than critical acclaim.
Those eagerly awaiting the second season of In the Flesh will be happy to know the zombie drama now has an official premiere date for BBC America. It looks like the network is aiming to pair In the Flesh with Orphan Black on Saturday nights, though In the Flesh will premiere a few weeks after the clone drama arrives.
We're now past the one-month mark in the countdown to the return of BBC America's Orphan Black. Some artsy new posters for Season 2 have made their way online and they show off Tatiana Maslany in her various characters. The one above is Sarah, and the one below reveals the (partial) face of new character Rachel:
Orphan Black returns for its second season on BBC America in about a month. We've already seen quite a few promotional videos for the second season, and the latest serves as a look back on the first season...
It’s been a very busy few days for the folks over at BBC America. The network has made announcements regarding two of its biggest properties in the past 24 hours. Namely, that a new clone of Tatiana Maslany was set to arrive to Orphan Black, and the addition of a new baddie to wibble-wobble through time and space on Doctor Who alongside new Doctor Peter Capaldi.
The BBC America series Orphan Black is about to return, and from the looks of things, the show should be better than ever. The breakout series has been heavily promoted by BBC America over the last several months, and with Season 2 looming just over the horizon, we’ve finally gotten a full trailer.
Exciting news, Whovians! Turns out the TARDIS will be built for three in its upcoming eighth season, as actor Samuel Anderson (he of The History Boys and Gavin & Stacey fame) has been tapped to join the cast of Doctor Who. Is this a new companion for the Doctor? A potential love interest for Clara Oswald? So many questions!
Hold onto your TARDIS, Whovians, because the era of Twelve not only has a face, but a brand new get-up to usher in the latest iteration of the man behind BBC’s iconic sci-fi series, Doctor Who. The upcoming eighth season of the series will be fronted by Peter Capaldi in a grown-up, no frills punk-esque fashion, if the new image of his costume has any say on the matter. There's a lot more going on outside of those stern eyes and ill-colored kidneys.
For fans of the breakout BBC America series Orphan Black, the wait for a new season has felt particularly painful, given the world’s recent realization that the show is amazing and Tatiana Maslany is the shit. And though the network has given us some visual hints and clues into the machinations of next season, today we were given some verbal insight into season two, and it comes by the way of Sir Francis Bacon.
It’s so hard to let go of the past, especially when it’s happening in the present (oh that timey-wimey business). Fortunately, Doctor Who fans needn’t look too far to soothe their raw souls at the exit of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, as a deleted scene from "The Time of The Doctor" has been released. It’s a Christmas miracle on Boxing Day! Prepare yourselves accordingly with a couple extra Jammy Dodgers for the eating of feelings.
What a bittersweet Christmas. The holiday send-off for Matt Smith was both a reflection on his time — the fondest of farewells for one of the most beloved Doctors — and a rule-breaking send-off into a whole new world of Doctor Who. With a new face and a few ill-colored kidneys, Peter Capaldi capped off an episode that said goodbye to the old Who the way we all come into the world: naked and screaming. We're going to miss you Matt, but wow — what a road set out ahead of us.