From Carol Pinchefsky of Forbes:
If you’ve seen Orphan Black, the BBC America TV show whose season 1 finale airs June 1, you’d know that our antihero, Sarah, is a clone. Now someone is going clone hunting, and it’s up to Sarah and her new-found clone sisters to learn who is behind their deaths—and their lives—before it’s too late. In a phone interview with the creators of Orphan Black, co-creator John Fawcett said, “We saw an amazing chance in concept of cloning to create a character-driven series.” Continue reading.
From Chris Jancelewicz of Huffington Post Canada:
Jordan Gavaris, ‘Orphan Black’s Felix, On Season 1 Finale And What’s To Come
Raise your hand if you thought Jordan Gavaris, who plays the hilarious Felix on sci-fi sensation “Orphan Black,” is British. I’m guilty of that misclassification, and in my “Orphan Black” review nearly published a description of him as “British actor.” The reality is Gavaris is Canadian, a local boy who grew up just outside of Toronto, but you wouldn’t know it. Continue reading.
From Todd VanDerWerff of Grantland:
Orphan Black, the Pre-Recap-Era Throwback Sci-Fi Show You Should Catch Up With
It’s been particularly fascinating, then, to watch the rise of BBC America’s terrific original series (co-produced with Canada’s Space channel) Orphan Black and feel something of a return to that era when most weekly TV reviews were being carried out by fans. To be sure, there are more than a few professional sites that write weekly reviews of the show. (I work for one of them.) But the series has rather limited viewership — regularly dipping below 500,000 viewers — and outside of a richly deserved Critics’ Choice Award nomination for its star, Tatiana Maslany, the show seems to have slid out of the critical consciousness after an initial batch of mixed-to-positive reviews. It’s a creature of the Internet now, and that’s where its biggest fans live. Continue reading.
From Maureen Ryan of Huffington Post:
‘Orphan Black’ Finale Preview: Sarah’s In Deep Trouble At End Of Season 1
“Orphan Black” has been one of the stealth surprises of the year. If you haven’t caught up with this twisty BBC America thriller, in which Tatiana Maslany brilliantly plays a set of clones, you should try to get up to speed. Continue reading.
From Dan Persons of Huffington Post:
Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany: The CFQ Interview (audio)
We reached across the Atlantic by phone to catch Tatiana at a UK coffee bar, where she clued us in on what it takes to be one’s own co-star, among other things. Continue reading.