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BBC America’s “Orphan Black” Casts Lead

BBC America’s “Orphan Black” Casts Lead

The role of Sara in BBC America’s sci-fi drama Orphan Black has been given to Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany.

Sarah, an outsider, orphan and street-wise chameleon who has a murky past and tenuous future after she witnesses a woman’s suicide. After deciding to assume the identity of the dead stranger who looks just like her, Sarah learns that she and the dead woman are clones. As she searches for answers, Sarah discovers that there are more out there.

Additional castings will be announced shortly and filming is set to begin on the 10-episode series in October in Toronto by Temple Street Productions.

“Tatiana possesses all the intensity, charm and range that this complex role requires,” said Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America. “She has all the makings of a breakout star.”

“We are extremely excited about Orphan Black, and as soon as we saw Tatiana perform,

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