BBC America’s new sci-fi conspiracy thriller Orphan Black will premiere on Saturday, March 30 at 9/8c immediately following the return of Doctor Who. A few weeks ago we brought you the first full trailer for this exciting new series in our article BBC America’s “Orphan Black” Gets First Full Trailer and now we’re pleased to bring you the latest trailer just released on March 01. The tagline/notable quote from this trailer is “We’re clones. We’re someone’s experiment and they’re killing us off.” Check it out.
To quote SpongeBob Squarepants, “I’m ready!” I’m always excited to see new scripted genre programming on television and after watching all the trailers Orphan Black looks particularly exciting. It seems to be more action-oriented than I had originally expected and from where I sit that’s a damned good thing.
Recently, Access Hollywood sat down with Tatiana Maslany, the star of Orphan Black, to talk with her about her character, Sarah. Maslany discusses Sarah’s situation and motivations for assuming the identity of one of her many clones. She also talks a little about an assassin (Which she refuses to spoil about. Good girl!) and how her foster brother, Felix, fits into the story.
Official Series Description:
Sarah has always lived the life of an orphan outsider. But a clone is never alone.
Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead woman’s bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, her problems multiply – and so does she. Experience a whole new side of BBC AMERICA with the channel’s next original scripted series, “Orphan Black,” the exciting and ambitious new addition to the Supernatural Saturday programming block. “Orphan Black” features rising star Tatiana Maslany “(Cas & Dylan,” “Picture Day”) in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes 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 and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her. Orphan Black premieres Saturday, March 30, 9:00pm ET/PT, as part of BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday.
This suspenseful, sexy thriller also stars Jordan Gavaris (“Degrassi”), Dylan Bruce (“As The World Turns”) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Downton Abbey”). Orphan Black is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (“Being Erica”), Graeme Manson (“Flashpoint”), and John Fawcett (“Spartacus”). The drama is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director.
Orphan Black is part of BBC America’s “Supernatural Saturday” block of programming which begins on Saturday, March 30. It will consist of Doctor Who at 8/7c, Orphan Black at 9/8c, and finish off with the comedy-variety talk show The Nerdist at 10/9c. This looks like a great night of television!