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Link: ‘Orphan Black’ Origin Story: Co-Creator John Fawcett On How the Show Nearly Never Happened

From Liz Shannon Miller of IndieWire:

‘Orphan Black’ Origin Story: Co-Creator John Fawcett On How the Show Nearly Never Happened
“It sort of began with the idea of a woman seeing her twin or her clone or her double commit suicide in front of her. At the time, we were in a subway station. We wanted to do it in a subway. Then I had this idea, because I’ve always been a fan of genre. I’ve always been a fan or science fiction and horror. Gareme [Manson] was a buddy of mine and he’s a very good writer. I approached him with this concept and we started working on it together as a feature film. I kind of went, “Here’s a really cool idea for an opening scene, what is it?” So we kind of started working on it together and developed the idea that this was a clone story.” Continue reading.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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2 thoughts on “Link: ‘Orphan Black’ Origin Story: Co-Creator John Fawcett On How the Show Nearly Never Happened”

  1. Fawcett says “I have no desire to make a Canadian show.” —

    And why not, eh !!! The Americans do, the Brits do, the Indies do, the Aussies do, EVERYDODY DO – why not Canada too ??!!!!

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