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Orphan Black Season 2 Production Begins

New season will premiere in April 2014.

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Filming season 2 of the hit Space show "Orphan Black" has begun, with a premiere date set for April 2014.

Premiering in March 2013, "Orphan Black" had the highest original series debut ever for Space, with an average of 513,000 viewers. Season 1 amassed a loyal following reaching 4.3 million Canadians, and ended on a high note with an average audience of 328,000. Anchored by Critics’ Choice Television Award and Television Critics Association Award-winner Tatiana Maslany ("Picture Day"), the 10-episode, one-hour drama shoots on location and in studio in Toronto until February 2014.

“The debut season of 'Orphan Black' delivered thrilling, dramatic, and suspenseful television that grabbed the attention of viewers and critics alike, and never let go,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President of Independent Production at Bell Media. “Season 2 continues to build on the excitement with creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett leading us further into a labyrinth of twists, turns, and surprises. We look forward to another exciting season with our partners Temple Street Productions and BBC America, and can’t wait for more note-perfect performances from the cast, including the outstanding Tatiana Maslany.”

“We’re truly amazed at the incredible response we received from TV critics and fans alike since the beginning of this series,” commented David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Executive Producers and Co-Presidents at Temple Street Productions. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity with our supportive partners Space and BBC America, to continue on this amazing journey, and to answering some of the impending questions fans were left with from the end of last season.”

Season 2 hits the ground running with Sarah in a desperate race to find her missing daughter. Her scorched earth tactics spark a war with Rachel (Maslany), dividing and imperilling all the clones. As Sarah gets closer to her own origin story, several mysterious newcomers appear, but nobody can be trusted.

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