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‘Orphan Black’ Renewed by BBC America

Series starring Tatiana Maslany earns second season

BBC America has renewed original drama “Orphan Black” for a second season.

Starring Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan” has received a 10-episode order for 2014 that will follow its June 1 first-season finale.

Graeme Manson and John Fawcett co-created the sci-fi series, produced by Temple Street Prods. in association with BBC America and Space. Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier exec produce.

Maslany stars as a woman who discovers she is actually a clone.

Tatiana Maslany has delivered one of the year’s standout performances,” BBC Worldwide America channels g.m. Perry Simon said. “We’re excited to commission a second season from the talented team of Graeme, John and Temple Street Prods., and we can’t wait to see who Tatiana shows up as in season two.”

The supporting cast includes Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard and Michael Mando.

Orphan Black” premiered March 30 to an initial audience of 684,000 viewers overall and 1.03 million in live+same day. The show averaged 720,000 viewers in L+7 data through its first three episodes.

“Cooper,” BBC America’s first original drama, comes back for its second season June 23.

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