Image: Tatiana Maslany stars as Sarah in ORPHAN BLACK, Photo Courtesy Mercedes Grundy
News of the Orphan Black started cropping up a few months ago, a new scripted drama ordered by Space from Temple Street Productions about a street smart girl got my attention but I wanted to know more before sharing. Now we have news that Tatiana Maslany (Grown Up Movie Star, The Vow) has been cast in the lead in the series, I'm definitely in. She was formidable in Grown Up Movie Star and in Orphan Black it turns out her character is also a 'genetically identical individual', aka clone, and these clones are being hunted down by assassins. Yep. That's hooked me. I want to know more, and I can't wait to see more.
The 10-episode series is heading into production October 2012, and they say additional casting will be revealed soon. I'm excited.
Here's more about the series from the media release: "In ORPHAN BLACK, Maslany stars as Sarah, an outsider, orphan, and street-wise chameleon who has a murky past and tenuous future after she witnesses a woman’s suicide. After deciding to assume the identity of the dead stranger who looks just like her, Sarah learns the dizzying truth – that she and the dead woman are clones. As Sarah searches for answers, she discovers another chilling fact: there are more clones out there. They are all genetically identical individuals who were planted in unsuspecting birth parents and nurtured in completely different circumstances. They have no idea who created them – or why – but they need to discover the reason in a hurry. An assassin is killing them, one by one." Orphan Black is noted as a 10 episode series, and is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Bell Media and BBC America. See more about Tatiana Maslany, Temple Street Productions, BBC America and Space here.
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