From a media release:
Space has confirmed that it has ordered 10 additional, one-hour episodes of its critically-acclaimed clone conspiracy thrillerÂ ORPHAN BLACK. FromÂ Temple Street Productions and produced in partnership with Space and BBC America, Season 4 of the Canadian original drama will see the return of phenomenal, award-winning Canadian actor, and Golden GlobeÂ®-nomineeÂ Tatiana MaslanyÂ (Woman In Gold,Â PARKS AND RECREATION), who has portrayed nine distinct clones to date. Production is set to begin this fall, in Toronto. The multi-channel Season 3 premiere of ORPHAN BLACKÂ on Saturday, April 18 drew a combined audience of 697,000 viewers to Space, CTV, Bravo, and MTV, making it the most-watched episode of the series ever.Â All-new episodes ofÂ ORPHAN BLACKÂ Season 3 airÂ SaturdaysÂ atÂ 9 p.m. ETÂ onÂ Space. The first two seasons are streaming now onÂ CraveTVTM.
ORPHAN BLACKÂ stars Canadian Screen Award winner and Golden GlobeÂ®Â nominee Tatiana Maslany, who to date has portrayed nine different characters (Sarah, Beth, Katja, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, Jennifer, and Tony). Season 3 features the incredible ensemble cast comprised of Jordan Gavaris (The Sea of Trees) as Felix, Sarah’s foster brother; Maria Doyle Kennedy (DOWNTON ABBEY) as Mrs. S, Sarah and Felixâ€™s hard-nosed working class foster mother; Dylan Bruce (ARROW) as Paul, Bethâ€™s boyfriend with a secret linked to his army days in Afghanistan, Kevin Hanchard (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) as Art, a veteran detective; Skyler Wexler (Carrie) as Kira, Sarahâ€™s seven-year-old daughter; and Michiel Huisman (GAME OF THRONES) as Cal Morrison, Sarahâ€™s mysterious ex-boyfriend and Kiraâ€™s father. Season 3 also sees the return of Ari Millen as the recently revealed new Castor clones.
ORPHAN BLACKÂ is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (BEING ERICA, X COMPANY), Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT) and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS,Â Ginger Snaps). The series is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally, reaching more than 170 countries.