Orphan Black picked up for second season by BBC America


BBC America has renewed its successful science fiction series, Orphan Black, for a second run.

The science fiction series, which focusses on a hustler who passes herself off as an identical woman who recently committed suicide, will return for a 10-episode run in 2014.

Viewing figures may not seem to be too successful based on other networks, but the BBC clearly think ordering a new series will be beneficial to its scheduling, although the first season is only half way through its run.

BBC Worldwide America General Manager, Perry Simon said: “Tatiana Maslany has delivered one of the year’s standout performances. We can’t wait to see who Tatiana shows up as in Season 2.”


Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Jordan Gavaris are also set to star in the second series.

So far in the first season, Sarah steals the identity of a woman who resembles her and has committed suicide. She takes her bank account details and cleans out the contents of her account thinking it will solve all her problems. However, she’s very much mistaken as she finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find the answers.


She has no choice but to continue with the façade and act as though she is Beth, the woman that committed suicide. But, with a killer after her, the only way she can get out of it is via another apparent identical woman, Alison. However, she is rocked by the news that her fellow Orphans are clones, all she wants to do is get her hands on the money and get as far away as she can. Sarah is skating on thin ice though when the cops find the body she buried and assign Beth to the case.

It is then revealed that the Orphans are part of a sinister on-going experiment. But, will Sarah’s world crumble during the rest of the season?

Take a look at the drama, below: