BBC America is cloning another season of Orphan Back! The network made the official announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour today that they've ordered a third season of their excellently thrilling clone-focused drama series. Along with Broadchurch, Orphan Black will return for its new season in 2015.
One of our favorite new shows of 2013, Orphan Black deftly twines genres together like DNA strands, mixing a science fiction concept with a conspiracy thriller and imbuing it with dark comedy, suspense, action and every different kind of a romance you can think of. And holy Tilda Swinton, the shocking twists!
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.
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.
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.
With each new year comes a new set of TV shows to love or loathe. Between cable, network television and Netflix, which falls into its own budding small screen category, 2013 offered us some spectacular TV entertainment. Our favorite new TV shows of 2013 includes robots, clones, informants, politicians and more.
There’s a new teaser out for the second season of BBC America’s breakout hit, Orphan Black, though one would be hard-pressed to suss out any sort of clues from it. The Tatiana Maslany-fronted series about a set of human clones has had a rapid ascension up the Buzz Ladder since it premiered last spring, making it one of the most anticipated returning sophomore series of the year.
If you’re a fan of BBC America’s original series, the sci-fi-ish Orphan Black, the wait for season two has felt like a particularly torturous one. Perhaps it’s because of the wonderful way the series tells the story of genetic clones (all played in by the so-good-it’s-stupid Tatiana Maslany) through discussions of the many issues and struggles of our modern world: autonomy, control, nature versus nurture, evolution, and family. One thing is certain: we're buzzing with anticipation.
If you were watching the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special The Day of the Doctor this past weekend, there’s a good chance you saw BBC America’s announcement of the second season premiere of Orphan Black. If not, go ahead and watch it above in all its teasy glory. While the video shows us no actual footage from the new season of the sci-fi series, it does offer a date. Orphan Black will be back for Season 2 on Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.