BBC America has gone 2-for-2, renewing its second original scripted series, Orphan Black, for a second season. The network’s first original drama, Copper, also went to second season. Orphan Black‘s 10-episode second season will return as part of “Supernatural Saturday” in 2014. The conspiracy clone thriller’s renewal comes ahead of the series’ Season 1 finale on Saturday, June 1. “Tatiana Maslany has delivered one of the year’s standout performances,” BBC America’s Perry Simon said of the series’ star. Orphan Black, produced by Temple Street Prods in association with BBC America and Space, debuted March 30 with 684,000 total viewers and 375,000 in adults 25-54 (1.03 million Live+SD Cume). The show is co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier are executive producers on behalf of Temple Street. The cast includes Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard and Michael Mando. Orphan Black centers on 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.
BBC America’s ‘Orphan Black’ Renewed For Second Season
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