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Up in Toronto, production began today on a new TV series
reuniting two of the key players from the GINGER SNAPS films, one of the best
franchises ever to come out of Canada.
BBC America has announced that shooting has started on
ORPHAN BLACK, a sci-fi thriller show from Temple Street Productions. Original GINGER
SNAPS director John Fawcett is helming, created the series with Graeme Manson
(who also scripted) and is executive-producing with Manson, Ivan Schneeberg and
David Fortier. Tatiana Maslany (pictured above), so memorable as Ghost in
GINGER SNAPS: UNLEASHED, stars as Sarah, a street-smart girl who witnesses a
woman’s suicide and assumes her identity, cleaning out her bank account in the
process. She then learns that both she and the dead woman are clones, sending
her on the run. The cast also includes Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dylan Bruce, Jordan
Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Michael Mando, Elizabeth Saunders and Ron Lea.
“We’re very excited to be working with Graeme and John on
bringing ORPHAN BLACK to the screen,” Fortier says. “It’s become a passion
project that just happens to touch upon the very timely topic of self-identity.
When we began working on this series, we were driven by the quality of the
writing and the scope of the themes.” The series is set to premiere in early 2013
as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday block, and in Canada on the
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