All right, lets get down to it. ORPHAN BLACK is a 13 week project that goes like this:
Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead womanâ€™s bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, they multiply at an unnerving rate. Smart, sexy, and pulsating with suspense â€“ BBC Americaâ€™s new original series “ORPHAN BLACK” features rising star Tatiana Maslany (The Vow, Picture Day). She portrays Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, â€śBeth,â€ť who looks just like her. Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend, and her money.
But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers. “ORPHAN BLACK” premieres Saturday, March 30, 9:00pm ET/PT, as part of BBC Americaâ€™s Supernatural Saturday.
Led by Tatiana Maslany, the cast includes Jordan Gavaris (“Degrassi”) as Felix, Sarahâ€™s thorny foster brother and her one true confidante; Dylan Bruce (“NCIS”) as Paul, Bethâ€™s boyfriend â€“ a decent guy with chiseled features, but more complicated than he appears; Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Downton Abbey”) as Mrs. S, Sarahâ€™s hard-nosed working class foster mother from across the pond; Michael Mando (“The Killing”) as Vic, Sarahâ€™s volatile ex, aptly nicknamed â€śVic the Dickâ€ť; Kevin Hanchard (“Republic of Doyle”) as Art, a veteran detective working alongside Beth who grows suspicious of her erratic behavior: and Skyler Wexler (Carrie) as Sarahâ€™s seven-year-old daughter. The ten-part conspiracy thriller, produced by Temple Street Productions, is co-created by Graeme Manson (“Endgame”) and John Fawcett (“Spartacus”), with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director.
Saturday March 30th at 9 PM on BBC AMERICA. I’d be there, this one looks like a winner.