“Orphan Black” is gearing up for its fourth season, and BBC America has released a short little teaser for its original series.
What it lacks in length it makes up for in creepiness…
BBC America will only hint:
Season 4 of the drama will see leader-of-the-pack, Sarah, reluctantly return home from her Icelandic hideout to track down an elusive and mysterious ally tied to the clone who started it all — Beth Childs. Sarah will follow Beth’s footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent new enemy, heading in a horrifying new direction. Under constant pressure to protect the sisterhood and keep everyone safe, Sarah’s old habits begin to resurface. As the close-knit sisters are pulled in disparate directions, Sarah finds herself estranged from the loving relationships that changed her for the better.
BBC America released a series of character clips this week to hype the April 18 return of its brilliant original series ORPHAN BLACK. In the video series, the clones (all portrayed by the stunningly talented Tatiana Maslany, of course) warn that they are not to be trifled with.
Sarah: “I am not your property”
Alison: “I’m not your toy”
How do you make a cult darling like ORPHAN BLACK even cooler? You score your trailer with “Gold Lion” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs!
Singer Karen O seems busy doing her own thing now, performing in film scores (like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), but I hope the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is not dead. But I digress…
Who’s not psyched for season two of ORPHAN BLACK — starring the remarkable Tatiana Maslany — to return April 19 on BBC America?
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who have never seen BBC America’s ORPHAN BLACK, and those who are
obsessed with it in love with it.
Star Tatiana Maslany does jaw-dropping work portraying a batch of clones who all have the same genetic structure, but individual looks and (more importantly) unique personalities.
Season two of ORPHAN BLACK starts April 19 at 9 PM ET on BBC America.
The grotesque prejudice against so-called “genre” shows and performers reached its absolute nadir this morning when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences declined to nominate Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s Orphan Black for an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama category. This snub is among the biggest (and most indefensible) in Emmy history, and renders the competition in that category meaningless.
This unfathomable hatred has meant that truly deserving shows and performances never received the recognition they were due — Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sarah Michelle Gellar (a Daytime Emmy winner), for example, were never acknowledged by the Academy despite the fact that BTVS is a genuine cultural touchstone of quality. More recently there was Battlestar Galactica and Fringe. And now, with just its first season under its belt, Orphan Black appears poised to be the latest victim of the genre ghetto.
The nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards contained the usual allotment of familiar names and past winners, as well the odd outrageous oversight — Tatiana Maslany ignored for playing multiple starring roles on Orphan Black, anyone? But that’s all par for the course for the Emmys.
The big “controversy” this year will probably be over the nods for House of Cards and Arrested Development, two series that are not even on broadcast or cable networks — they are only available from Netflix. Should they have been nominated for TV awards?
However the nominees were selected by the members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — and it would appear most voters just copy/pasted last year’s ballot, as usual — here they are:
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC
This ORPHAN BLACK show looks pretty promising. It’s an original series from BBC America that will premiere after the return of DOCTOR WHO on March 30.
The series focuses on Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), who discovers she is one of a number of clones — but has no idea when or why any of this happened. She stumbles onto the secret in this clip when she meets Beth, a familiar face, at a train station.
Sarah decides to uncover the truth about her clones, and when it leads to a twisted conspiracy she has to struggle to stay alive.