‘Orphan Black’ Renewed for Season 3

Orphan Black Season 2 Finale

BBC America has renewed its drama hit “Orphan Black” for a third season.

BBC America general manager Perry Simon confirmed the news — which was hardly a surprise — in his opening remarks Wednesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour at the Beverly Hilton.

Lensing on 10 new episodes starring Tatiana Maslany in multiple roles is to begin again in the fall. The third season will bow on the cabler in spring 2015. The second season of “Broadchurch” will also hit the cabler in early 2015, Simon said.

The original “Broadchurch” mini, a grim mystery revolving around the murder of a boy, has been adapted by Fox as “Gracepoint,” which is expected to air in the fall.

The second round of “Broadchurch” will feature a new story. Actors David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill will reprise their roles; Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are new to the cast.

BBC America talked up two other new series, “Tatau” and “The Last Kingdom,” coming for 2015.

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  1. NOLA Viewer says:

    Orphan Black is a wonderful show. The acting is awesome and the actors are amazing. Luv this show.

  2. timgray2013 says:

    Variety has been using “slanguage” for 100 years. The Oxford English Dictionary credits Variety with about two dozen terms (like soap opera, sitcom, punchline and cliffhanger, to name a few). No other publication can claim that. Variety readers have understood and enjoyed these terms for years and know that they’re not errors. Glad to see you’ve discovered us. — Tim Gray, senior VP

  3. Y K says:

    Interesting link, Gerald! For those who think I’m crazy, you should know that when a child is not prostituted to their religion they grow up outside the system, and see things a little differently. Hence the show targets orphans, assuming that this would be the case. If this person doesn’t connect again for long enough, their condition is called “Your Majesty”. That’s a thing the BBC is obviously not going to like, since it takes power away from the Queen directly. The show is teaching America to see this particular person as a black. It is very carefully constructed trickery on BBC’s part… There’s also a bunch of other details concerning the conducting of society, concentration camps, and war, not fit for a web comment.

    I saw the first few episodes and threw the rest away. The show does the same thing as that old song, “Once I was the King of Spain”, which basically tries to convince people that if the most royal person did a particular sexual position, it would be as if they settled to be the least royal…

    Here you have the exact same thing. Someone passed the point of no return and should be on the top, but maybe if we convince everyone to think that they are black, maybe we can put them at the bottom.

    Ironically enough, the Queen does not respect royalty, unless under her command.

  4. Gerald says:

    Umm, what? Look at this, and then please shut up. Or acquaint your facial features with a fundamental item used in building walls.
    http://orphanblack.tumblr.com/post/71311268947/why-is-the-show-called-orphan-black

  5. Erica says:

    Someone has obviously never seen a single episode of this show…

  6. Andrew says:

    Errm the title and the story of the show has NOTHING to do with race. Stop pulling the race card.

  7. Ruth Nassa says:

    Actually, Olivia Colman isn’t reprising her role. Anna Gunn is taking over that role for the American version.

    • Carmel Dagan says:

      Olivia Colman is reprising her role in the second series of “Broadchurch,” which is the English version; Anna Gunn plays the role in “Gracepoint,” the American version.

  8. Kerrie says:

    What..the…hell?? Go take your meds.

  9. Kat says:

    Is this for real? The title has nothing what so ever to do with race. Maybe if you gave the show a shot, you’d know that.

    This is an amazingly written, acted, and produced show, that deals with female power, sisterhood, unique identity and nature vs nurture issues.

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