Orphan Black Renewed For Season 2 On BBC America
BBC America’s Orphan Black has been bringing in decent numbers for the cable network, pulling in roughly a million total viewers when counting Live+ numbers. That may not seem like a ton of viewers when compared to other networks, but for a branch of the BBC with a fledgling original programming schedule, BBC America doesn’t see those numbers as half bad. In fact, the network has just announced its second original series, Orphan Black, has been renewed for Season 2.
I’m generally rooting for BBC America’s programming and Orphan Black has been an interesting, although not particularly well-produced, program. If you haven’t been following the series, it stars Tatiana Masley as a street smart young woman who, through an unusual set of circumstances, takes over the identity of a woman who looks exactly like her. As she assumes her new identity she becomes embroiled in a larger mystery that revolves around a set of clones. The premise has a lot going for it and the acting, thus far, has been interesting, with Masley playing a variety of characters throughout the series.
According to Deadline, Orphan Black will return for Season 2 in 2014. The program has earned a 10-episode renewal order at the network. BBC America has another original program, Copper, which was also renewed for 13 Season 2 episodes in the fall. Unlike Copper, Orphan Black is still airing new episodes as part of the network’s Supernatural Saturday lineup. New episodes air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, with the Season 1 finale set for June 1.
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