Everything about Orphan Black, eh?

Link: Orphan Black’s Toronto

From David Fleischer of Torontoist:

Reel Toronto: Orphan Black — Season Two
“It’s a curiosity for all sorts of reasons, not least of which is the show’s puzzlingly ambiguous setting. It seems to be set in Toronto, and includes occasional undisguised glimpses of the skyline and even (as we saw in the first season) documents that explicitly mention the city. And yet locations rarely play themselves; the notion that we’re in Toronto is never openly addressed—it just sort of is. We’re okay with that, we guess.” Continue reading.

Link: Orphan Black at Comic Con

From the TV Addict:

SDCC Scoop: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy and More Talk ORPHAN BLACK
“Attention Clone Club. If you’re looking for ways to help pass the interminable hiatus between seasons two and three of ORPHAN BLACK we highly recommend the following: Our recently shot San Diego Comic Con videos featuring Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ari Millen, Dylan Bruce, Kristian Bruun Talk and EPs Graeme Manson and John Fawcett.” See the videos here.

Tonight: Orphan Black season 2 premiere on CTV, CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival


Orphan Black, CTV – “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed”
In the Season 2 premiere of Space original series ORPHAN BLACK, Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is out of options, on the run, and pursued by deadly adversaries. Desperate to find her daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler, ALPHAS), Sarah’s scorched-earth tactics spark a war with “pro-clone” Rachel (Maslany).

CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival
A Dore to Winnipeg – What happens when one of North America’s top comics chronicles his every move at one of North America’s top comedy arts festivals? Find out when we go door-to-door with Dore. Comedian Jon Dore makes a not-so-triumphant return to The Winnipeg Comedy Festival in this outrageous mockumentary.

Link: Toronto transforms for Orphan Black

From Guy Dixon of the Globe and Mail:

Toronto lends sense of place to Orphan Black
Every summer, as Toronto construction crews systematically tear up the city, there are certain black-clad workers who are the exception. They commandeer the sidewalk. They disrupt businesses. They spend a lot of time standing around. They give off hints of cool. They are the various film crews shooting on location around Toronto, turning selected properties into highly desired film sites for a number of productions and helping to make the city the third-largest film production centre in North America. Continue reading.

Orphan Black season 2 to air on CTV starting August 15


From a media release:

  • Critically acclaimed conspiracy thriller starring Canadian Actress and Golden Globe®-nominee Tatiana Maslany returns to CTV for Season 2
  • Rewind to the beginning: special Season 1 catch-up primer, available now on Space.ca

Enter the clones. The countdown is on with just four days to go until the critically acclaimed second season of ORPHAN BLACK makes the leap from specialty television to CTV for its network broadcast debut run. Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning August 15, ORPHAN BLACK takes an early power position in CTV’s blockbuster fall slate. The strategic scheduling move expands the reach of the smash hit series, amplifying its exposure to viewers across the country ahead of its Season 3 premiere this winter on Space. Episodes of ORPHAN BLACK Season 2 will also be available on demand following each CTV broadcast at CTV.ca and the CTV GO App.

Also announced today, viewers can refresh or catch-up on the complete first season of ORPHAN BLACK with a special free, binge-viewing opportunity, now until Friday, Aug. 15 at Space.ca, ahead of CTV’s Season 2 premiere. Season 1 is also available in its entirety for purchase anytime on iTunes and in stores on Blu-ray and DVD.

In the Season 2 premiere of ORPHAN BLACK, entitled “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” (Friday, Aug. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV – check CTV.ca for local times), Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is out of options, on the run, and being pursued by deadly adversaries. Desperate to find her daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler, ALPHAS), Sarah’s scorched earth tactics bring her face to face with the “pro-clone” Rachel. Meanwhile, with Alison’s carefully crafted suburban world spinning out of control, and the genetic illness affecting Cosima threatening them all, Sarah must negotiate a dangerous world of new enemies and shifting allegiances to get to the bottom of the experiment that made them who they are.

ORPHAN BLACK stars Canadian Screen Award winner and Golden Globe® nominee Tatiana Maslany (Picture Day, PARKS AND RECREATION), who to date has portrayed nine different characters (Sarah, Beth, Katja, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Jennifer, Tony, and Rachel). The ensemble cast is also comprised of Canadian Screen Award-winner Jordan Gavaris (UNNATURAL HISTORY) as Felix, Sarah’s foster brother; Canadian Screen Award-winner Maria Doyle Kennedy (DOWNTON ABBEY) as Mrs. S, Sarah and Felix’s hard-nosed working class foster mother; Dylan Bruce (NCIS) as Paul, Beth’s boyfriend with a secret linked to his army days in Afghanistan; Kevin Hanchard (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) as Art, a veteran detective; Kristian Bruun (Life, MURDOCH MYSTERIES) as Donnie, Alison’s husband and monitor; Michael Mando (THE KILLING, BETTER CALL SAUL) as Vic, Sarah’s sporadically violent ex; and Skyler Wexler (ALPHAS) as Kira, Sarah’s seven-year-old daughter. Season 2 newcomers include Michiel Huisman (GAME OF THRONES) as Cal Morrison, a rugged, resourceful outdoorsman; Peter Outerbridge (NIKITA) as Henrik “Hank” Johanssen, a modern day cowboy; and Ari Millen (Monster Brawl) as Mark, a cunning predator with a dark edge.