BBC Worldwide North America and Amazon.com, Inc. announced Amazon Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming Season One and future seasons of the hit thriller Orphan Black. Season Two of the series premieres on BBC America Saturday, April 19, at 9:00 p.m.
Orphan Black sees Golden Globe-nominee Tatiana Maslany as an outsider who assumes the identity of a woman who looks just like her after witnessing her suicide—only to realize that she and the dead woman are clones.
Maslany was awarded the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, and a Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance for her work in season one of the series.
In a press release, Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon, stated: “Orphan Black is exactly the type of smart, suspenseful TV show that our customers love to binge on. It’s easy to see why Tatiana Maslany was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Orphan Black. We’re excited to offer the first and future seasons exclusively to Prime members at no additional cost, continuing our tradition of offering a wide variety of great content we know our customers will enjoy.”
The series was created by award-winning director John Fawcett and award-winning writer Graeme Manson, and also stars award-winning actress Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S.), Dylan Bruce (Paul Dierden), Jordan Gavaris (Felix Dawkins), Kevin Hanchard (Detective Art Bell), and Skyler Wexler (Kira). Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC AMERICA and Bell Media’s Space and is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide North America.