Orphan Black sold into slew of world markets

BBC Worldwide inks deals with broadcasters in New Zealand, Korea and Finland for the sci-fi series.

The sci-fi series Orphan Black has been picked up by a number of broadcasters in international markets, including Finland, Denmark and Australia.

The series was sold to France’s Numero 23, Australia’s SBS, SoHo in New Zealand, DIRECTTV and BBC Entertainment in Latin America, KBS Media in Korea, YLE in Finland, DR in Denmark, TV Series in Portugal, VRT in Belgium and Sinema TV in Turkey. Seasons one and two were also sold to the German broadcaster ZDFNeo.

BBC Three acquired and launched Orphan Black back in September, where it became one of the top-five highest rated drama series for the channel in 2013.

The show has also done well in India on AXN, where it was the highest-rated English language drama in the general entertainment genre.

The series recently received a TV field-leading 14 nominations for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, including a nod for best dramatic series.

Orphan Black is produced by Toronto-based Temple Street Productions, in association with BBC America, Space and Bell Media.

The series is executive produced by Ivan Schneedberg, David Fortier, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. The series was co-created by Manson and Fawcett. Manson is also the writer for the series, while Fawcett directs. The series is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.