Seeing Double: Space Orders Second Season of Hit Original Drama ORPHAN BLACK

Seeing Double: Space Orders Second Season of Hit Original Drama ORPHAN BLACK 
− From Temple Street Productions, ORPHAN BLACK is produced in partnership 
with Space and BBC America − 
− New episodes continue Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on Space − 
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TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Space announced today that it has ordered a 
second season of its hit conspiracy clone thriller ORPHAN BLACK from 
Toronto-based Temple Street Productions. Just halfway through its first 
season, ORPHAN BLACK has been captivating viewers and keeping them on the edge 
of their seats as new twists and turns are revealed Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on 
Space. With production set to begin on Season 2 later this year, the series 
will return in the spring of 2014 with 10 all-new, mind-bending episodes. 
A record-breaker from the beginning, ORPHAN BLACK had the highest Original 
Series premiere ever for Space with an average of 513,000 viewers for its 
March 30 launch. After five episodes ORPHAN BLACK has been watched in part by 
2.8 million Canadians. With a weekly average of 364,000 viewers, ORPHAN BLACK 
is the #2 series for Space this broadcast year behind only DOCTOR WHO. 
"ORPHAN BLACK is a huge success - reflective of our focus on exceptional 
programming that delivers on the promise of our Specialty brands," said 
Catherine MacLeod, Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media."This 
joint-Canadian production demonstrates our commitment to produce original, 
world-class content in Canada while simultaneously showcasing our amazing 
homegrown talent." 
** Media Note ** Download photography for ORPHAN BLACK at BellMediaPR.ca/Space 
"We're delighted with the second season order for ORPHAN BLACK and want to 
thank everyone at Space, BBC AMERICA, and BBC Worldwide for their support and 
commitment to our show," said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive 
producers of ORPHAN BLACK and Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions. 
"We're thrilled to continue this journey with such a strong team and fantastic 
cast, led by the ridiculously talented Tatiana Maslany. A huge thanks to the 
fans for their steadfast support of the show. We're looking forward to giving 
every one of them more ORPHAN BLACK." 
Anchored by Tatiana Maslany (Picture Day) who, to date, portrays Sarah, Beth, 
Katja, Alison, Cosima, and Helena, at its core ORPHAN BLACK centres on English 
punk and streetwise hustler Sarah who returns home after being separated from 
her daughter. But her homecoming isn't exactly what she expected. After 
witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her, Sarah takes over 
Beth's life, including her job as a cop as well as her boyfriend Paul (Dylan 
Bruce, NCIS). Sarah soon discovers that she and Beth are clones, and as she 
becomes embroiled in the mystery, she learns that there are more of them out 
there - all genetically identical individuals nurtured in completely different 
circumstances. Working with her fellow 'orphans,' soccer mom Alison and PHD 
student Cosima, Sarah begins to unravel the mystery surrounding their 
identities, while also fighting for her life when an assassin begins killing 
the clones one by one. 
ORPHAN BLACK also stars Jordan Gavaris (UNNATURAL HISTORY) as Felix, Sarah's 
foster brother; Gemini Award-winner Maria Doyle Kennedy (DOWNTON ABBEY) as 
Mrs. S, Sarah and Felix's hard-nosed working class foster mother; Kevin 
Hanchard (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) as Art, a veteran detective who works alongside 
Beth; Michael Mando (THE KILLING) as Vic, Sarah's sporadically violent ex; and 
Skyler Wexler (ALPHAS) as Kira, Sarah's seven-year-old daughter. 
Episodes of ORPHAN BLACK are available online at Space.ca following their 
television broadcast. 
ORPHAN BLACK is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with 
Space and BBC America. Executive producers are Ivan Schneeberg and David 
Fortier (BEING ERICA) at Temple Street Productions, and co-creators Graeme 
Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT), and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, THE SECRET CIRCLE). 
Manson also serves as writer and Fawcett as director. Production Executives 
for Bell Media are Trish Williams and Gosia Kamela. Corrie Coe is Senior 
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine MacLeod is 
Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. Rick Brace is President, 
Specialty Channels and CTV Production. Phil King is President, CTV Programming 
and Sports. 
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Space on Facebook Space on Twitter Space on Instagram 
About Temple Street Productions Temple Street Productions is a leading 
producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto, 
Canada. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects includes: 
BEING ERICA (CBC, SOAPnet), THE NEXT STEP (Family Channel), WINGIN'IT (Family 
Channel), OVER THE RAINBOW (CBC), RECIPE TO RICHES (Food Network, Global), 
COVER ME CANADA (CBC), BILLABLE HOURS (Global, Showcase), CANADA'S NEXT TOP 
MODEL (CTV), HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? (CBC), QUEER AS FOLK 
(Showtime, Showcase), and DARCY'S WILD LIFE (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family 
Channel). For more company information http://www.templestreetproductions.com, 
Twitter @TempleStreet, or connect with us on Facebook. 
About BBC America
BBC America delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent 
programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent 
embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon 
Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including 
ground-breaking non-scripted television like TOP GEAR and top-rated 
science-fiction like DOCTOR WHO. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of 
the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards 
including an Emmy®, five Golden Globes® and eleven Peabody Awards. The 
channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is 
available on cable and satellite TV in more than 80.4 million homes. It 
broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On 
Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the 
place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more 
by visiting www.press.bbcamerica.com or follow us on @BBCAMERICA. 
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's most-watched and 
most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian 
independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success 
stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game 
changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series PLAYED (working 
title), relationship comedy SATISFACTION, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, 
and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the 
hit international series. Among the scripted series on Bell Media specialty 
channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, ORPHAN BLACK, and 
upcoming series BITTEN. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to reality 
series PANIC BUTTON, game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series 
HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and LAST CAR STANDING. In total, Bell Media ordered 27 new 
original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into 
development. 
About Space
Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic 
movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show 
INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre - all in high definition (HD). 
Also home to Original Series ORPHAN BLACK, PANIC BUTTON, and BITTEN, Space 
content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and 
other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is 
owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. 
Source: BBM Canada
Audience 9 p.m.-10 p.m. 3/30/13-4/20/13, Reach Monday-Sunday 2 a.m.-2 a.m. 
3/30/13-4/28/13
Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II 
meters 
Christy Sullivan, Space, 416.384.3624 orchristy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca 
SOURCE: SPACE 
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