BBC America’s Orphan Black is one of the year’s best TV shows (garnering an A+ from Eclipse) and now – on the heels of news that it has been renewed for a second season – Season One has been scheduled for a July 16th release on Blu-ray and DVD.
Follow the jump for details of the home video release and a brief introduction to the unique and complex world of Orphan Black (complete with character descriptions & photos).
Supernatural Saturday is a hit for BBC America. Between The Doctor’s teaming up with the Woman Twice Dead MKIII, the clone sisters of Orphan Black and the geektastic talk show The Nerdist, the network claimed the top three social media trending shows of the night.
Check out the teaser for next week’s Orphan Black, then follow the jump to get the numbers for Supernatural Saturday’s debut.
BBC America’s second original scripted series, Orphan Black (Saturdays, 9/8C) combines elements of several genres to create a darkly delightful, twistedly thrilling experience. It follows Sarah Manning, a punky single mother who witnesses a woman who looks exactly like her commit suicide. When she decides to take over the dead woman’s life, she discovers it’s far more complicated than her own.
One of the season’s most intriguing and entertaining new shows, Orphan Black (BBC America, Saturdays following Doctor Who, 9/8C), is a twisty, dark, multi-level drama that combines mystery and science fiction in a unique way. The story of Sarah Manning, who sees a woman who looks exactly like her commit suicide and makes some fateful decisions thereafter, it is smart, edgy and a well thought out riff on any number of genre tropes.
Star Tatiana Maslany and series co-creator John Fawcett took part in a conference call Q&A with a group of bloggers/journalists on Wednesday to chat about the series which has been fine-tuned over a ten-year period prior to its premiere tomorrow night.
The season premiere of Doctor Who: Series Eight – featuring the mystery of the Woman Twice Dead, the series premiere of cloning drama Orphan Black and the series premiere of Chris Hardwick’s The Nerdist power the March highlights for BBC America. Plus the television premiere of Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers!
Also featured, as part of the ongoing celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, is Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited: The Third Doctor – plus new episodes of:Top Gear Season 19; Bang Goes the Theory; Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan; Ripper Street (one of the best new shows of the season) and The Graham Norton Show.