Orphan Black: Series Four confirmedBookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Orphan Black (cast series two)SPACE in Canada have confirmed that they have commissioned a fourth series of their clone conspiracy show Orphan Black, starring Tatiana Maslany. The series will consist of another ten episodes, and goes into production in Toronto over the Autumn.

Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay at Bell Media, said:
ORPHAN BLACK has become one of the decade’s breakthrough dramas, and a signature series for Space. This series is evidence that when a pedigreed creative team comes together with incredible actors, they create something impactful. We look forward to continuing to work with Temple Street and BBC America on what is sure to be another mind-bending season.

David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of Orphan Black and Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions, said:
The growth of ORPHAN BLACK and the amazing response from audiences over the past three seasons has exceeded our expectations and we’re delighted to be able to continue the journey in season four. We are incredibly proud of our talented cast and crew and grateful for the support from our broadcast partners at Space and BBCA.

The third series is currently being broadcast on SPACE, and due to be seen in the UK later this year.




Primeval Spin-Off's First Episode Air Date Announced For CanadaBookmark and Share

Thursday, 27 September 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
Canadian broadcaster SPACE has announced that it will be showing the first episode of Primeval spin-off Primeval: New World on Monday 29th October at 10pm ET.

The show stars Niall Matter as enterprising inventor and visionary hero Evan Cross (seen right) and Sara Canning as predator-attack expert and animal-behaviour specialist Dylan Weir. Also appearing in the series, which comprises 13 one-hour episodes, will be Danny Rahim as security specialist Mac Rendell, Miranda Frigon as Ange Finch - Cross's oldest friend and business partner, Crystal Lowe as physics prodigy Toby Nance, and Geoff Gustafson as Lieutenant Ken Leeds, head of the government's decommissioned department for investigating alien life and other mysteries. Andrew-Lee Potts will be guest-starring in the opening episode as Connor Temple from the parent series.

The North American spin-off follows a specialised team of animal experts and scientists who discover dinosaurs and other dangerous predators emerging onto the streets of modern-day Vancouver through anomalies in time. It will feature more than 70 visual effects shots in each episode and will also include 16 land, sea, sky, and sand creatures created by Atmosphere Visual Effects, supervised by Mark Savela.

An official website is to be launched soon that will feature an episode guide, cast biographies, and behind-the-scenes content. Users will also be able to download high-quality visual effects from the series and put themselves into the dino-action via green screen.

Primeval: New World is based on the original series produced by Impossible Pictures. It is produced by Omnifilm Entertainment Ltd and developed in association with Bell Media, German broadcaster ProSieben, and UKTV channel Watch. The executive producers are Martin Wood and Gillian Horvath, the creators Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, the writers Gillian Horvath, Peter Hume, Jon Cooksey, Sarah Dodd, Katherine Collins, Dennis Heaton, and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, and it is directed by Amanda Tapping, Andy Mikita , Martin Wood, and Mike Rohl.

The programme will be airing in the UK on Watch at some point later this year.