Orphan Black Renewed For a Third Season by BBC America

The critically acclaimed hit-television sci-fi drama Orphan Black, starring Tatiana Maslany,  has been officially renewed for a third season by BBC America. Details released today by the show’s general manager Perry Simon include the news that there will be 10 episodes in season 3, which will debut in the Spring of 2015. The previous two seasons have had 10 episodes as well, so the show runners look to be following the don’t-mess-with-success formula. Orphan Black comes off a hugely successful second season, earning huge ratings for the cable network BBC America with over 1.4 million viewers for the season 2 finale. It also has the distinction of being the first ad-supported television drama to ever double it’s ratings in it’s second season, and is the network’s second-highest rated show ever, only after Doctor Who.

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Tatiana Maslany receiving the 2014 Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series

There was little doubt Orphan Black would be renewed, nor that fans will be tuning in for another season of clones and mystery. The second season ended on quite the cliff hanger, as new clones ( both adult male and a younger version of the ‘female clones played by Maslany)  were revealed, leaving more mysteries to solve in the upcoming series. What new clones Maslany may be adding to her already impressive repertoire remain to be seen, with more teasers hopefully to be released as the show moves into production.

The main cast looks to be re-joining Maslany in season 3 as well – including Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard, Marie Doyle Kennedy, and Evelyne Brochu.

Production officially begins in September 2014 in Toronto.

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