We previously brought you news of ORPHAN BLACK last June, when the Canadian clone drama was just entering production and BBC America, in an attempt to find more sci-fi themed fare to compliment DOCTOR WHO, had acquired the rights to screen it. Things have been a little quiet since, but with the show about to premiere on the channel in a few weeks time, we've slowly been getting some intriguing new teasers to sink our teeth into. We've got a feeling this is a story you're best to go in to cold, so be mindful they might be tipping their hat a little too much on occasion. Here's the newly released promo, followed by some catch-up episodes and the show's trailer...
Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead woman’s bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, they multiply at an unnerving rate. Smart, sexy, and pulsating with suspense – BBC America’s new original series ORPHAN BLACK features rising star Tatiana Maslany (The Vow, Picture Day). She portrays Sarah, 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 money.
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.
Led by Tatiana Maslany, the cast includes Jordan Gavaris ("Degrassi") as Felix, Sarah’s thorny foster brother and her one true confidante; Dylan Bruce ("NCIS") as Paul, Beth’s boyfriend – a decent guy with chiseled features, but more complicated than he appears; Maria Doyle Kennedy ("Downton Abbey") as Mrs. S, Sarah’s hard-nosed working class foster mother from across the pond; Michael Mando ("The Killing") as Vic, Sarah’s volatile ex, aptly nicknamed “Vic the Dick”; Kevin Hanchard ("Republic of Doyle") as Art, a veteran detective working alongside Beth who grows suspicious of her erratic behavior: and Skyler Wexler (Carrie) as Sarah’s seven-year-old daughter. The ten-part conspiracy thriller, produced by Temple Street Productions, is co-created by Graeme Manson ("Cube") and John Fawcett ("Ginger Snaps"), with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director.
There's currently no news as to when/if the UK will start to roll it out, but we'll keep you updated. If you're in the States, check out ORPHAN BLACK at 9pm as part of BBC America's "Supernatural Saturdays" programming.
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