Maria Doyle Kennedy ('Orphan Black') and Ed Speleers ('Wolf Hall') have signed on for key roles for the fourth season of Starz's 'Outlander,' which began filming this week in Scotland.
It’s been exactly a month since members of the auxiliary Clone Club bid a tearful farewell to Orphan Black‘s core four sestras (as well as their 270 other siblings) on the cult show’s Aug. 12 series finale. The episode’s final shot revealed our clone heroine, Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), looking around the home she had built for herself and her daughter, Kira, as well as looking forward to the freedom she had fought so hard to achieve. Catching up with the Emmy-winning actress at the Toronto International Film Festival — where her new film Stronger, in which she stars opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, had its world premiere — Maslany remembers the final shot being far less consequential.
As the saying goes, two heads are better than one, so twins on TV shows means double the fun. At least, some of the time; other times, it’s more like that quote from Macbeth — “double double, toil and trouble.”
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the very last episode of 'Orphan Black.' Proceed at your own peril
Warning: This post contains spoilers for the “Manacled Slim Wrists” episode of Orphan Black. Orphan Black‘s final season body count continues to climb as Susan Duncan joins her clone children Januz and M.K. in the show’s graveyard. The elderly matriarch of the Leda line has stared the Grim Reaper in the face before, must notably following Rachel’s insurrection last season, but this time the hooded figure appears to have claimed his prize, aided and abetted by Virginia Coady and P.T. Westmoreland.
With so much to watch on TV it can be difficult to plan ahead. But we’re here to help! Here are the five shows you won’t want to miss this week.
The fifth and final season of Orphan Black is almost upon us, Clone Club. According to BBC America, this season “the walls close in on Sarah when nearly all her sestras and their allies are brought to heel by Rachel.
Leading up to the 20th anniversary of the March 10, 1997, premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Yahoo TV is celebrating “Why Genre Shows Matter” and the history of how these shows have tackled universal themes (such as how much high school sucks) and broader social issues. “Name a current show you think is tackling an issue well” — that’s another question we posed to more than 30 executive producers of current sci-fi/fantasy series who agreed to take part in our Why Genre Shows Matter survey over the last month, either by email or phone. I’m obsessed with Black Mirror.
The cast of 'Orphan Black' stopped by our Comic-Con suite to talk their final season and play a round of charades.
Orphan Black star Kristian Bruun went to WonderCon, and he took us along for the ride. The Canadian actor, who plays Donnie Hendrix on the hit BBC America sci-fi series, took over our Instagram account to give us a behind-the-scenes look as he got ready for the pop culture convention in Los Angeles. #CloneClub! Ahead of the WonderCon panel, Bruun hit the hotel gym with co-star Kevin Hanchard, hung out with make-up magician Veronica Lane, and hilariously flashed us his Comic-Con under-tradition.
Never mind what Marty McFly says. In our opinion, it’s totally cool to be chicken. March 19 marks National Poultry Day, and we’re seizing the opportunity to celebrate some of our current favorite TV chickens. Not actual fowl, of course, although there are plenty of those to be found on the airwaves.
Memo to card-carrying Orphan Black fans: When the show returns to BBC America on April 14, Clone Club meetings will now take place on Thursday nights rather than Saturdays. The timeslot change is one of the many new developments that’s in store for our favorite clones as the cult series enters its fourth year. As the cast teased at their Yahoo TV-hosted PaleyFest panel last October, the new season will pick up on several storylines introduced way back in Season 1, including the death of Beth Childs, which set the series in motion. BBC America has just released 14 new images from Season 4 for fanatics to obsess over.
In 2015, television made us laugh, it made us cry, it made us text friends “OMG?!” There were so many incredible moments that we couldn’t stop talking about on Twitter, in the office kitchen, via Skype with our moms. Related: The 26 Best TV Episodes of 2015 There were hilarious musical numbers like “Pinot Noir” on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Kristen Wiig’s “Chandelier” dance at the Grammys. We stopped breathing for a few minutes during thrilling fights on Justified and Daredevil.
We’re thankful for plenty of things this holiday season… and that includes the supporting characters that make TV worth watching. Here, we’re raising our glasses in a toast to the funniest, most fascinating people (and dogs) we’ve spent our 2015 with. And if any of these standout characters are unfamiliar to you? Well, there’s your holiday binge-watching assignment right there