Orphan Black gets March premiere date


Bell Media’s Space will debut its upcoming sci-fi drama series Orphan Black on March 30.

The series stars Tatiana Maslany as a young woman who witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She takes on the dead woman’s identity, only to discover that she and the woman are clones. She becomes caught in a deadly mystery as she tries to figure out the truth about herself, the dead woman, and potential other clones.

“With a strong and relatable character at its core, Orphan Black is a series that truly embodies the spirit of Space. Grounded in the familiar, but packed with thrilling and phenomenol storylines, Orphan Black is the perfect companion for our #1 series, Doctor Who,” said Bell Media VP specialty channels Catherine MacLeod in a statement.

The series also stars Jordan Gavaris (Degrassi), Dylan Bruce (NCIS), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downton Abbey), Kevin Blanchard (Republic of Doyle), Michael Mando (The Killing) and Skylar Wexler (Alphas).

Space announced Thursday that Matt Frewer (50/50) and Evelyne Brochu (Mirador) will also join the cast.

Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC America. Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett are exec producers. Manson, who also serves as writer, co-created the series with Fawcett, who directs.

BBC Worldwide is distributing the series internationally.

Orphan Black premieres on Space on March 30 at 9 p.m., following Doctor Who at 8 p.m.