Space Orders Season 4 of Ground-Breaking Original Thriller, ORPHAN BLACK
– Starring Canadian Screen Award Winner Tatiana Maslany, production is slated to begin this fall in Toronto –
? From Temple Street Productions, ORPHAN BLACK is produced in partnership with Space and BBC America –
– All-new episodes of Orphan Black Season 3 air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, on Space –
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TORONTO (May 7, 2015) – Space has confirmed that it has ordered 10 additional, one-hour episodes of its critically-acclaimed clone conspiracy thriller ORPHAN BLACK. From Temple Street Productions and produced in partnership with Space and BBC America, Season 4 of the Canadian original drama will see the return of phenomenal, award-winning Canadian actor, and Golden Globe®-nominee Tatiana Maslany (Woman In Gold, PARKS AND RECREATION), who has portrayed nine distinct clones to date. Production is set to begin this fall, in Toronto. The multi-channel Season 3 premiere of ORPHAN BLACK on Saturday, April 18 drew a combined audience of 697,000 viewers to Space, CTV, Bravo, and MTV, making it the most-watched episode of the series ever. All-new episodes of ORPHAN BLACK Season 3 air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on Space. The first two seasons are streaming now on CraveTVTM.
“ORPHAN BLACK has become one of the decade’s breakthrough dramas, and a signature series for Space,” said Tracey Pearce Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “This series is evidence that when a pedigreed creative team comes together with incredible actors, they create something impactful. We look forward to continuing to work with Temple Street and BBC America on what is sure to be another mind-bending season.”
“The growth of ORPHAN BLACK and the amazing response from audiences over the past three seasons has exceeded our expectations and we’re delighted to be able to continue the journey in season four,” commented David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of Orphan Black and Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions. “We are incredibly proud of our talented cast and crew and grateful for the support from our broadcast partners at Space and BBCA.”
In the next episode of ORPHAN BLACK, “Newer Elements of Our Defense” (Saturday, May 9 at 9 p.m. ET) Mark (Ari Millen, REIGN) is taken down in a Prolethean shoot-out and Sarah (Maslany) must step in to help. But as Sarah gathers intel that puts her on the trail of the original Castor DNA, a familiar foe is not far behind. While Helena (Maslany) continues to struggle in a faraway military compound, it is ultimately Sarah’s fate that will hang in the balance as she tries to save her sister. Meanwhile, Gracie (Zoé De Grand Maison, ROOKIE BLUE) is cast out from the Prolethean fold, and Alison (Maslany) and Donnie (Kristian Bruun, MURDOCH MYSTERIES) come face-to-face with unhappy drug lord, Jason Kellerman (Justin Chatwin, SHAMELESS).
ORPHAN BLACK stars Canadian Screen Award winner and Golden Globe® nominee Tatiana Maslany, who to date has portrayed nine different characters (Sarah, Beth, Katja, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, Jennifer, and Tony). Season 3 features the incredible ensemble cast comprised of Jordan Gavaris (The Sea of Trees) as Felix, Sarah’s foster brother; Maria Doyle Kennedy (DOWNTON ABBEY) as Mrs. S, Sarah and Felix’s hard-nosed working class foster mother; Dylan Bruce (ARROW) as Paul, Beth’s boyfriend with a secret linked to his army days in Afghanistan, Kevin Hanchard (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) as Art, a veteran detective; Skyler Wexler (Carrie) as Kira, Sarah’s seven-year-old daughter; and Michiel Huisman (GAME OF THRONES) as Cal Morrison, Sarah’s mysterious ex-boyfriend and Kira’s father. Season 3 also sees the return of Ari Millen as the recently revealed new Castor clones.
ORPHAN BLACK is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Being Erica, X COMPANY), Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT) and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, Ginger Snaps). The series is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally, reaching more than 170 countries.
ORPHAN BLACK is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC America. Production Executive is Gosia Kamela. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.