Space lines up new series Orphan Black as Doctor Who chaser

ORPHAN BLACK EPISODE 101/102 D7Space will be premiering its highly-anticipated new series Orphan Black on Saturday, March 30.

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

Produced by Temple Street Productions for Space and BBC America, the gripping new 10 episode drama Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany (Cas & Dylan, Picture Day) in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her.

Sarah assumes the dead woman’s identity, her boyfriend, and her bank account. But instead of solving all her problems, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. Sarah makes the dizzying discovery that she and Beth, the dead woman, are clones…but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.

Orphan Black also stars Jordan Gavaris (Degrassi) as Felix, Sarah’s foster brother, a struggling artist worldly beyond his 23 years; Dylan Bruce (NCIS) as Paul, Beth’s complicated boyfriend, who Sarah falls into bed with against her better judgment; Gemini Award-winner Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downton Abbey) as Mrs. S, Sarah and Felix’s hard-nosed working class foster mother from across the pond; Kevin Blanchard (Republic of Doyle) as Art, a veteran detective who works alongside Beth; Michael Mando (The Killing) as Vic, Sarah’s sporadically violent ex and the father of her daughter, Kira; and Skyler Wexler (Alphas) as Kira, Sarah’s seven-year-old daughter.

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