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Orphan Black at PaleyFest: Cast and Creators Talk Character on the Red Carpet

The brilliant, feminist sci-fi cult favorite we all know and love, Orphan Black, returns to BBC America in June. To celebrate, the cast and creators of the show did their first-ever appearance at PaleyFest L.A. last night. I had the pleasure of chatting with them on the red carpet, and I wanted to dig into what the characters will be going through during their fifth and *sniff* final season.

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Orphan Black To Be Followed By New Weekly After-Show

The first episode is scheduled to bring on none other than Tatiana Maslany herself (a.k.a. the girl of a thousand faces--no, literally) and Kevin Hanchard (Art!), and will air at 11 p.m. right after the fourth season premiere of Orphan Black.

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Tatiana Maslany to Play Yet Another Clone on Season Four of Orphan Black

I cannot wait for Orphan Black to return in April (need to catch up? Check out my Orphan Black recaps, as well as our OB Science recaps!), and it seems like Tatiana Maslany is only going to get busier on the show as she's set to play yet another LEDA clone that will have an important role in Season Four.

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Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany Doesn’t Need An Emmy (Even Though WE All Desperately Want Her To Have One)


We all know that Tatiana Maslany is a super-genius actress who clearly deserves ALL THE AWARDS, right? I mean, you can't be following her brilliant performance on Orphan Black and not know that. Well, despite this being an inarguable fact, it seems there's one person who could give two craps if Tatiana Maslany wins an Emmy this year or not. And that person is Tatiana Maslany.

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Waiting For Answers From Orphan Black? Season 3 Will Provide Plenty, Introduce More Questions

One of the tough things when setting up a show like Orphan Black is figuring out an effective timeline for building up questions and then, hopefully, answering them. How long do you drag them out — and how long can you drag them out before the audience gets antsy or the answers you provide feel garish partially because they've been so trumped up in the meantime?

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Orphan Black Stars And Writer Talk Dude Clones And Season Three

We are not worthy.

Clone Club, we still have ages to wait until new episodes of Orphan Black, but co-creator John Fawcett and stars Tatiana Maslany and Ari Millen were dropping some hints about the duderific third season at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.

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Learn More About That Wicked Dance Party From The Orphan Black Finale

Dancing with myself, oh, oh, oh, oh!

While I'm very sad Orphan Black won't be back for a while, their season finale was incredibly enjoyable to watch. Not only did it have all the Clone Drama we've come to expect, it also featured a really fun, yet highly technical, scene. This video shows how it was done, and below we have one of the creators, Graeme Manson, explaining a bit more.

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The Orphan Black Creators Talk About That Crazy Season 2 Finale

More like The Island of Doctor Mor-WHOA, am I right?

Last night's Orphan Black season two finale was as crazy as we all expected it would be - but there were some twists that hardly any of us saw coming. Show creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett had some things to say about the finale - so be warned, there are major spoilers after the cut.

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A New Trailer For Orphan Black Plus 5 Character Spotlight Videos

Graeme Manson and John Fawcett so help me god, if you hurt Cosima there will be hell to pay. Seriously though, I recently wrapped up a Season 1 rewatch and didn't think I could love these characters more than I already did. I was wrong. Hit the jump to see a few video features on Felix, Alison, Pro-Clone, and more. I can't wait for April 19!

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Clones Are People Too: The Science and Science Fiction of BBC America’s Orphan Black


As BBC America's Orphan Black heads into its second season, many critics have focused on Tatiana Maslany’s supremely impressive feats of acting and the many compelling female characters as the draw of the series. If you haven’t watched the show, you’ve still likely heard that the lead actress plays no fewer than seven distinct characters, just in the first season. However, Orphan Black also stands out as a piece of science fiction, and it does so in a very relevant manner. The series is a distinctly modern science fiction story and focuses on two crucial themes: individuality and gene patenting. By posing serious questions about humanity, Orphan Black serves as an effective analogue for real life events, which elevates its science fiction status. Read on to find out how the show is reflecting our society, perceived stereotypes, and why they're way ahead of the sci-fi game.

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Season 2 Of BBC America’s Orphan Black Will Hit The Ground Running

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

We're still pretty bummed Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany was snubbed for an Emmy nomination but we're trying to move on - to Season 2, that is. 

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Interview: Tatiana Maslany & John Fawcett Talk About The Fans Of BBC America’s Orphan Black


Orphan Black is a new BBC America original series premiering after Doctor Who this weekend. It centers on Sarah, an orphan who finds out she's one of many clones after stealing the identity of a woman she thought simply resembled her. We got an early look at the first episode which has lead actress Tatiana Maslany taking on the daunting task of playing several different roles with distinct accents and personalities, and in a press conference call we spoke with Maslany and co-creator/director John Fawcett. Turns out, there's a huge amount fan reaction to a show that has yet to air. 

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