ORPHAN BLACK’S OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE WILL STREAM THE VIRTUAL REUNION ON INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA, AND BIPHOBIA TO ENCOURAGE SUPPORT OF AWARENESS EFFORTS
Emmy®-Winner Tatiana Maslany, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Dylan Bruce, Evelyne Brochu, Josh Vokey, Michael Mando, Ingra Cadranel, Eric Johnson, Natalie Lisinska, Kathryn Alexandre and Co-Creators Graeme Manson And John Fawcett, Executive Producer Kerry Appleyard, Writer Will Pascoe And Co-Producer Mackenzie Donaldson Are Confirmed To Participate
BBC AMERICA Shares New Teaser and New Behind-the-Scenes Episodic Photography
New York – May 11, 2020 – BBC AMERICA announced today the cast of its award-winning original series, Orphan Black, will reunite for a two-episode table reading to be streamed from the official Orphan Black Facebook page on Sunday, May 17th at 3:00pm ET/ 12:00pm PT.
The virtual reunion is timed to Mental Health Awareness in May and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, and will invite viewers’ charitable support of CenterLink and Sistering.
Emmy®-winner Tatiana Maslany as Alison, Cosima, Sarah and Helena; Maria Doyle Kennedy as Mrs. S; Jordan Gavaris as Felix; Kristian Bruun as Donnie; Kevin Hanchard as Detective Art Bell; Dylan Bruce as Paul; Evelyne Brochu as Dr. Delphine Cormier; Josh Vokey as Scott; Michael Mando as Vic; Inga Cadranel as Detective Angela DeAngelis; Eric Johnson as Chad Norris; Natalie Lisinska as Ainsley; and Kathryn Alexandre acting double; along with co-creators, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, executive producer Kerry Appleyard, writer Will Pascoe and co-producer Mackenzie Donaldson are all confirmed to read episodes 106 and 107 from the show’s acclaimed first season.
Tatiana Maslany said: “Kristian Bruun and I started talking about the idea of doing an OB reunion back when everything had shut down. We wanted to show love to Clone Club and help raise some money for people who are disproportionately affected during this difficult time. We chose two charities, CenterLink and Sistering Toronto. CenterLink supports over 250 LGBTQ community centers across the world. Our LGBTQ fans have always been deeply important to us. Sistering Toronto helps at risk, socially isolated women and trans people in Toronto, who are certainly in dire need right now of support, resources, and healthcare. In addition to raising funds, we hope that we can bring some joy to the fans, something intimate just for them, make them feel connected to the Clone Club community even if we’re all far apart. Going back to first season for some nostalgia and iconic moments. All of the cast and producers and writers did a zoom chat the other day to discuss things and none of us wanted to hang up. Our show was always about family and community and sestrahood, so bringing us all back together for this just felt right.”
Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios said: “At a time when the world is sharing this strange experience of being together apart, we’re happy to reunite with our friends to bring the Clone Club something special at home. This incredibly talented cast and creators are reuniting for the first time since our series finale to shine a light on the critical work being done by CenterLink and Sistering. A special thank you to Tatiana for championing this and for continuing to capture the hearts of audiences around the world.”
David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Executive Chairmen of Boat Rocker Media and Executive Producers of Orphan Black said: “Boat Rocker and Temple Street are delighted to collaborate with BBC America and Tatiana Maslany to organize a virtual reunion of the Orphan Black family seven years after the series’ launch to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. With so many people feeling isolated in lockdown, this one-off event will not only bring our loyal Clone Club back together in a fun, innovative way, it will also help raise awareness and funds for LGBTQ+ communities and at-risk women in need.”
Starting today, fans can stream the original episodes for free. Episode 106 “Variations Under Domestication” and Episode 107 “Parts Developed In An Unusual Manner” will be available for free (unauthenticated) on BBCAmerica.com the BBC AMERICA app and for two weeks.
Full episodes of the entire Orphan Black series are available to stream (via authentication) on BBCAmerica.com, BBC AMERICA app and VOD.
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ABOUT ORPHAN BLACK
Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) hopes that cleaning out a dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, her problems multiply – and so does she. Smart, sexy and pulsating with suspense – BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black follows Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones…but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.
Episode 106 – “Variations Under Domestication”
Sarah’s hunt for answers is interrupted by a trip to the suburbs. Alison’s paranoia has boiled over, putting all the Orphans at risk. But when Sarah, Alison and Beth’s worlds dangerously collide, Sarah must decide who to trust with her secret.
Episode 107 – “Parts Developed In An Unusual Manner”
With Paul missing, Sarah is forced to confront the conspiracy head on. But when Paul learns Sarah has kept essential information from him, the fragile trust between them threatens to shatter. Meanwhile, Cosima grows closer to Delphine and the dangerously fascinating Dr. Leekie.
Orphan Black is co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director; the series is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier and Kerry Appleyard.
Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with BBC AMERICA and Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi (Formerly Space).
The BBC AMERICA original series premiered on March 30, 2013. The finale aired on August 12, 2017.
About BBC AMERICA:
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Sir David Attenborough-narrated series Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy®-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III – all a part of the new Saturday nature television destination, Wonderstruck. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Luther and Broadchurch, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, TCA Awards, NAACP Image Awards, an IDA Documentary Award, a Gotham Award and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Its unscripted slate includes the iconic car show Top Gear, buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show and the world’s biggest darts championships. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com. BBCA on social: YouTube – Twitter – Instagram – Facebook
ABOUT BOAT ROCKER MEDIA
Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and exploits premium media content for all platforms by developing brands and IP for worldwide monetization. Boat Rocker Studios, the content, distribution, and brands arm of the company, consists of the following content groups: Platform One Media, Temple Street, Matador Content, Proper, Insight Productions, Boat Rocker Kids & Family, Jam Filled Entertainment, and partnerships with Untitled Entertainment and Industrial Brothers. Boat Rocker Ventures also has investments in Serial Box, MarcoPolo Learning, the Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club, CAA Creative Labs and Bustle. A selection of Boat Rocker’s recent projects includes: Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network), Iron Chef Canada (Food Network), Killjoys (Syfy, Space), The Amazing Race Canada (CTV), Knight Fight (History), Vintage Tech Hunters (Discovery), X Company (CBC), Masterchef Canada (CTV), Mary’s Kitchen Crush (CTV), The Next Step (Family Channel, CBBC), The Loud House (Nickelodeon), Love Monster (CBeebies), Kingdom Force (CBC). For more information on Boat Rocker Media, please visit www.boatrocker.com and connect via (Twitter) or (Facebook)