Temple Street Productions is proud to announce BBC Three has acquired its highly-acclaimed series, Orphan Black.
“We’re thrilled that audiences in the UK will get to experience Orphan Black,” commented David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of Orphan Black and Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions. “We’re so pleased with how the series has resonated with American and Canadian viewers and hope for the same embrace in the UK.”
The conspiracy clone thriller starring Tatiana Maslany was also recently renewed for a second season by BBC America and SPACE in Canada with a 10-episode order ahead of its season one finale scheduled to air on Saturday, June 1.
Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC America and Space. Executive producers are Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Being Erica, The Next Step), co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. Manson also serves as writer and Fawcett as director. The cast includes Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downton Abbey, Dexter), Jordan Gavaris (Degrassi, Unnatural History), Dylan Bruce (As The World Turns, Unstoppable), Kevin Hanchard (The Listener, Take the Lead) and Michael Mando (Make Your Move, The Colony).
The groundbreaking series launched on March 30 in the US and Canada with Sarah (Maslany), an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, “Beth,” who looks just like her. Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.