New Series “Orphan Black” To Debut On SPACE

New original program to premiere at the end of March.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

A new series, "Orphan Black," which is showing on SPACE, will get started next month following the return of the network's #1 show "Doctor Who."

"Orphan Black" follows Sarah (played by Tatiana Maslany), who, after witnessing a woman’s suicide, assumes her identity hoping that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, the street-smart chameleon is enraptured by mystery and discovers that she and the dead woman are clones… but could they be the only ones? With an assassin hot on her trail, Sarah is racing for answers.

Also part of the cast is Jordan Gavaris ("Degrassi") as Felix, Sarah’s foster brother, Dylan Bruce ("NCIS") as Paul, Beth’s complicated boyfriend, Gemini Award-winner Maria Doyle Kennedy ("Downton Abbey") as Mrs. S, Sarah and Felix’s hard-nosed working class foster mother, Kevin Blanchard ("Republic of Doyle") as Art, a veteran detective who works alongside Beth, Michael Mando ("The Killing") as Vic, Sarah’s sporadically violent ex and the father of her daughter, played by Skyler Wexler ("Alphas").

"Orphan Black" is produced by Temple Street Productions for SPACE and BBC America, and the first season will include 10 episodes.

The show premieres on March 30th at 9pm on SPACE.

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