– The Season 3 award-winning Space original series ORPHAN BLACK starring Tatiana Maslany to premiere simultaneously on Space, CTV, Bravo, and MTV at 9 p.m. ET –
– Space's new insider series INNERSPACE: AFTER THE BLACK premieres immediately following at 10 p.m. ET on Space –
– ORPHAN BLACK Season 1 and 2 marathon begins April 11 at 8 a.m. ET on Space, and are available now on CraveTVTM –
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TORONTO, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Space launched a clone takeover today as it announced the much-anticipated return of its original series ORPHAN BLACK will get a multi-channel roadblock premiere. The Season 3 premiere of the award-winning, Space original series starring SAG and Golden Globe® nominee Tatiana Maslany is set to air simultaneously on Space, CTV, Bravo, and MTV on Saturday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET. Immediately following the Season 3 premiere of ORPHAN BLACK, Space's daily flagship entertainment show INNERSPACE unveils its all-new original insider series INNERSPACE: AFTER THE BLACK. Every Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET, INNERSPACE hosts Ajay Fry, Morgan Hoffman, and Teddy Wilson convene and dissect each thrilling, new episode. For viewers who have yet to be initiated into the #CloneClub, Space is marathoning Seasons 1 and 2 beginning Saturday, April 11 at 8 a.m. ET. Both seasons are also available now on CraveTVTM.
"We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the Season 3 premiere of this incredibly exciting series that has captivated fans and critics alike, than with a roadblock premiere," said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. "We're extremely proud of ORPHAN BLACK's success, and can't wait to showcase the third season's debut to a broader audience."
Season 3 of ORPHAN BLACK plunges the clone sisterhood into unexpected territory with the realization that they're not alone, culminating from the shocking Season 2 finale which revealed a new line of militaristic male "Castor" clones, played by Ari Millen. After neutralizing the threat by The Dyad Institute – Sarah, Helena, Cosima, and Alison are finally united in their journey towards the truth of who, and what, they are. However, new discoveries that include Helena's kidnapping, a book that could contain the answers to their existence, and a set of treacherous Castor clones with an unknown agenda, tests their bonds.
Cosima's mystery illness and broken heart inflicted by Delphine's (Evelyne Brochu) departure has left her feeling vulnerable. Meanwhile in the burbs, Alison faces new woes and new marital challenges with her lovable oaf of a husband Donnie (Kristian Bruun). And no sooner has Sarah caught her breath after a stealthy escape from The Dyad and ruthless clone Rachel than she is called upon to face the crazed, captive, Castor clone, Rudy. Until Sarah's able to eliminate the threats against the sisterhood, she'll never be able to have the life she wants with her sisters, daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler), Kira's father Cal (Michiel Huisman), and foster family members brother Felix (Jordan Gavaris), and mother Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy).
In the Season 3 premiere of ORPHAN BLACK, (Saturday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET) Sarah fights to locate a disappeared Helena, and must repel a lethal investigator from the mysterious shadow corporation Topside, who threatens the Leda sisters' lives. Meanwhile, Cosima appears to be rebounding from her illness, while Alison and Donnie face newfound financial woes. When the menace of Castor rears its head once more, Sarah and her entire family must come together to survive.
INNERSPACE: AFTER THE BLACK is the latest after-show installment from Bell Media Productions, featuring in-depth discussions with the ORPHAN BLACK cast, crew, and other special guests. Each episode features lively discussions about plot hints and twists, theories on future episodes, special segments including behind-the-scenes footage from set, fan comments and questions, and a weekly online poll.
To date, ORPHAN BLACK has won 20 Canadian Screen Awards, including most recent wins for Best Dramatic series, and a second Best Actress win for Maslany, who also received a Critics Choice Award and was nominated for a SAG and Golden Globe® award in 2014.
ORPHAN BLACK is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Being Erica, X COMPANY), Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT) and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, 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.
ORPHAN BLACK is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC America. Production Executive is Gosia Kamela. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.
About Temple Street Productions
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects include, Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), X Company (CBC), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel), Wingin' It (Family Channel), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook'd (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada's Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy's Wild Life (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information www.templestreetproductions.com twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.
Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre – all in high definition (HD). Named "Channel of the Year" in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to Original Series ORPHAN BLACK and BITTEN. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.
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