Orphan Black moves to CTV

Orphan Black has a new home in Canada.

The 10×60′ series, which originally aired on Bell Media-owned cable network Space, is moving to sister broadcaster CTV and will have its premiere on August 16.

Orphan Black

Orphan Black

Orphan Black centres on English punk and streetwise hustler Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) who returns home after being separated from her daughter. But after witnessing the suicide of a woman, Beth, who looks just like her, Sarah takes over Beth’s life, including her job as a cop as well as her boyfriend Paul.

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. As Sarah begins to unravel the mystery surrounding their identities, she also ends up fighting for her life when an assassin begins killing the clones one by one.

The show is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC America. The executive producers are Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier and co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett.

Orphan Black was renewed for a second season in May and this new run will debut on Space and BBC America in spring 2014.

Production of ten new episodes will begin this September in Toronto.

BBC Worldwide is distributing the series internationally.

Source: Bell Media