From a media release:
Space Congratulates Tatiana Maslany on Television Critics Association Award Win for Her Role in Original Series ORPHAN BLACK
- Regina-native Maslany received her award for Individual Achievement In Drama tonight in Los Angeles
- Season 1 airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Aug. 16 on CTV
- Season 2 premieres Spring 2014, exclusively on Space
Space congratulates ORPHAN BLACK’s Tatiana Maslany on her TCA Award win in the Individual Achievement in Drama category, as announced by The Television Critics Association earlier this evening in Los Angeles. The star of the hit Space original series from Temple Street Productions, produced in partnership with BBC America, was honoured at the 29th Annual TCA Awards for her critically-acclaimed work in ORPHAN BLACK, beating out other TV powerhouses including Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD), Vera Farmiga (BATES MOTEL), Monica Potter (PARENTHOOD), and Matthew Rhys (THE AMERICANS). To date, Maslany has wowed audiences by portraying seven distinct clones in ORPHAN BLACK, including streetwise hustler Sarah Manning, Detective Beth Childs, German Katja Obinger, soccer mom Alison Hendrix, PHD student Cosima Niehaus, the unpredictable Helena, and the mysterious pro-clone Rachel Duncan.
Bell Media recently announced that beginning Aug. 16, ORPHAN BLACK will make its network premiere on CTV, Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times) and on the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV. Production on Season 2 of ORPHAN BLACK is set to begin in late September in Toronto, and will premiere in Spring 2014, exclusively on Space.
A Regina-born actor now living in Toronto, Tatiana Maslany is a rising star who has been acting for over 15 years in film, television, theatre, and radio. She has amassed an incredibly impressive resume with leading roles in many features including The Vow and Kate Melville’s buzzed about film Picture Day, for which she received a 2013 ACTRA Award. Her role in Grown Up Movie Star, opposite Shawn Doyle, competed at Sundance 2010 and garnered her the special jury prize for Breakout Star at the festival, as well as a Genie nomination.
Her recent feature credits also include Cas & Dylan, Blood Pressure, Entitled, and Violet And Daisy which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF) 2011. Some of Maslany’s television credits include THE TANDEM, WORLD WITHOUT END, her Gemini-nominated performance in NATIVITY and CERTAIN PREY, as well as Gemini award-winning performances on BLOODLETTING AND MIRACULOUS CURES, and CTV’s FLASHPOINT.
ORPHAN BLACK centres on English punk and streetwise hustler Sarah who returns home after being separated from her daughter. But her homecoming isn’t exactly what she expected. After witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her, Sarah takes over Beth’s life, including her job as a cop as well as her boyfriend Paul (Dylan Bruce, NCIS). 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. Working with her fellow ‘orphans,’ soccer mom Alison and PHD student Cosima, Sarah begins to unravel the mystery surrounding their identities, while also fighting for her life when an assassin begins killing the clones one by one.