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Orphan Black Season 2 Fast Tracked by SBS2

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Express from the US!  That’s what SBS2 have said in a statement released yesterday revealing that they will be fast tracking the second season of cult hit Orphan Black to our screens!

In a move that should have many Aussie fans excited, SBS2 have teamed up with SBS on demand to make the new series of Orphan Black available to viewers as soon as it’s aired in America meaning each episode will be available to watch via their On Demand service each and every Sunday at 12pm – what better way to spend a casual Sunday afternoon than with our favorite clones?!

SBS2 will also air the new series the following Tuesday at its usual 8.30pm with the premier episode starting April 22nd. It is a classic win win for viewers!

Watch: Season 2 Trailer for Orphan Black.

For those silly enough to have not yet seen this brilliant series, SBS 2 will run a Season 1 marathon screening over two nights on Sunday  April 13 and Monday April 14 from 10:30pm.

“The new season hits the ground running with Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) in a desperate race to find her missing daughter – a wild pursuit  that brings her head-to-head with ruthless pro-clone, Rachel (Maslany). Sarah’s bond with her clone sisters Alison (Maslany) and Cosima (Maslany) remains strong as they struggle to keep their clone world a secret. They have all made choices that have dire consequences, leaving Sarah to navigate a dangerous world of new enemies and shifting allegiances.”

Great to see SBS2 continuing with great programming decisions and making Orphan Black so readily available to Aussie viewers!

Orphan Black Full Length Season Two Trailer Released

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Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) searches for clues into her illness

It’s here!  After several teaser videos via the BBC America Instagram account, the network have finally released a first look trailer of what’s coming up in the highly anticipated second season of Orphan Black.

From action, romance, kidnappings, knife fights…this trailer has got a lot of members of the clone club excited!

Check out the trailer below:

Orphan Black Season 2 kicks off April 19th on BBC America with a date to be announced for Australia on SBS2

Orphan Black Season 2 Mini Trailer Surprises

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Tatiana Maslany as Neolutionist pro-clone Rachel

Talk about making us all anxious for the new season of Orphan Black!  The show is releasing season 2 mini trailers every day for 8 days through the official Orphan Black Instagram page.

The first mini trailer, posted on Wednesday, shows Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) having a fisty cuff fight (with guns included) with Neolutionist pro-clone Rachel.  “Nobody lays hands on me,” Rachel warns. “You don’t own us,” Sarah replies as she points a gun to Rachel’s head.

While in yesterdays (Thurs 27th Feb) clip sees Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) narrating “This is my biology. This is my decision” with inter-cut scenes of needles and swabs.

Both mini trailers can be found below:

Season 2 of Orphan Black premieres April 9th on BBC America (USA)

Season 1 of Orphan Black is currently on repeats on SBS2 (AUS)

Orphan Black Season 2 News and Spoilers!

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Tatiana Maslany from BBC’s Orphan Black

When BBC America’s Orphan Black returns on April 19th (for Aussies, season one airing on SBS2 – no date for season two yet), expect to see an extended cast roster as Sarah, Cosima and the other clones fight to save their lives and identities from the Neolutionists.

Actress Michelle Forbes (The Killing, True Blood) has signed on to appear in the sci-fi hit show’s second season and recently spoke with BBC about the role – although, keeping very tight lipped about what to expect.

When asked about her role as Dyad Agent Marion Bowles for the second season, Forbes says “Marion Bowles has lot invested in the clones. In their science. I’ll leave it at that.”  Forbes added that she hadn’t seen the show before being cast, but has since watched and adored and is in awe of lead Tatiana Maslanay’s performance of all the clones.

Rachel and Sarah face off in season 2
Rachel and Sarah face off in season 2

In addition to Forbe’s as Marion Bowles, Season 2 will introduce new characters to the clone world including Cal Morrison (played by Michiel Huisman) and Henry ‘Hank’ Johanssen (Peter Outerbridge) who is a modern day cowboy leading a gang that have broken off from the Prolethean brotherhood.

Orphan Black’s second season will kick straight into Sarah’s frantic search for her kidnapped daughter Kira while a season length story-line will see a power struggle between Rachel Duncan and Sarah (both played by Tatiana Maslany).

Also expect some tension to rise between Sarah and Felix (Jordan Gavaris) as Felix’s back story is delved into and we learn more about Sarah’s best friend and confidant.  Orphan Black creator Graeme Manson stated we will learn more about Sarah’s past while Alison will find herself consumed by bthe mystery surrounding Aysnleys (Natalia Lisinska) death and Cosima will find herself in a heart-breaking situation while battling a mystery illness.

Orphan Black Season 2 premiere’s on BBC America on April 19th

SBS2 premiere date to come!

TV To Be Excited About in 2014

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Heather Graham in Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic

The new year is officially here and we’ve got some new TV projects and returning favourites hitting the small screen that will make us all very excited!  From The Walking Dead to Flowers In The Attic, American Horror Story Coven to True Detective, here’s a look at some of what to expect in 2014!

Where to start?  How about returning shows?

The Walking Dead – Returns Feb 9th (USA)/ Feb 10th (Australia)

I’m pretty sure the internet almost went into meltdown after the mid season finale aired.  The governor attacking the prison, Hershel’s death, baby Judith missing….so what can we expect to see when it returns?  Well the last we saw, the survivors were scattered, running in all kinds of directions.  Word has it that father and son duo Rick and Carl will be on their own for some time, and we can expect to see a darker side to both Beth and Maggie who witnessed their father being almost beheaded by the governor.  In this second half, we’ll be treated to more Daryl Dixon including an episode centred on our brooding hero and the long speculated and recently confirmed news is that Carol will return!  Presumably with the group split up, she’ll bump into some of the survivors.

And what about those rats in the prison?  Apparently, we will finally learn who had been feeding them to the walkers and lastly, we’re being told to brace ourselves for another death of a major character.  Clearly, there’d be no word of who, but it wouldn’t be a Walking Dead season finale without someone we love being killed off!  Check out the promo for the next episode below!

American Horror Story: COVEN- Returns Jan 8th (USA)/ Soon after (Australia)

Getting right into it, the war between the voodoo witches led by Marie Laveau and the Miss Robichaux’s Academy led by Fiona Goode is over.  The two witches will form a truce to seek out the hive of witch hunters, but the truce wont come easily.  Also, with the next episode to air titled “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks” I’m’m pretty sure our twirling songstress will be making an appearance!  Check out the trailer below!

Orphan Black – Season 2 starts April 19th (USA)

We’re not being told much and the two season 2 promo trailers reveal NOTHING!  The fact this small show has garnered such a cult following in such a small time plus Tatiana Maslany’s lead actress Golden Globe nomination will ensure season two will be bigger (if it’s possible!) than season one!

Winners and Losers – Returns 2014

We’ve got 13 more episodes of this Aussie favourite to go for season 3 before season 4 kicks off!  Let’s not forget, when we last left off, psycho trainer Shannon had attacked Zac and dumped him in the boot of his car and judging by the promo below, he’s found but in trouble and it looks like love may blossom between Flynn and Sam (and I see the writers took note of my requests for Flynn in less clothing!)

What’s new for 2014?

HELIX – Starts Jan 10th (USA)

True Detective – Starts Jan 12th (USA)

8 part series one sees Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey on screen together.  Looks like if a season two happens, it will follow an entirely new cast and storyline.

Love Child – Early 2014 (Australia)

Looking – Starts Jan 19th (USA)

This 8 episode mini series is being touted as the gay version of Lena Dunham’s GIRLS and stars GLEE’s Jonathan Groff and Scott Bakula.

LEGENDS – Coming Mid 2014 (USA)

Those Who Kill – Starts March 2014 (USA)

Chloe Sevigny stars in A&E’s newest drama which centers on a female police detective and a profiler (forensic psychiatrist), on the hunt for serial killers.

Flowers In The Attic – Airs Jan 18th (USA)

Lifetime Network have taken V.C Andrews campy tale of child abuse, incest and well….attics and put Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn in the lead roles.  Not sure how Lifetime (known for their midday movies staring Meredith Baxter-Birney) will handle such a scandalous tale, but you can check out the promo below!

and while we’re at it, Lifetime have also given the tale of Lizzie Borden a crack with Christina Ricci taking the lead.

Lizzie Borden Took and Axe – Airs Jan 25th (USA)

SBS2 Picks Up Orphan Black and The Walking Dead

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Tatiana Maslany as emotionally damaged Helena in SBS2’s Orphan Black

Finally!  I can happily say one of – if not the best new shows to air this year – BBC America’s sci-fi action drama Orphan Black is FINALLY coming to our screens and it’s thanks to SBS2 it was announced yesterday.  SBS2 also announced they will be airing slow-tracked episodes of The Walking Dead (the first on free-to-air in Australia) starting from season 1.

For those who are not in the loop, Orphan Black has been touted as literally one of the best new shows of 2013 and has generated a slow burn cult following that now has many many people (myself included) hanging for more.  The premise of Orphan Black see’s a down-on-her-luck Sarah Manning (the incredibly talented Tatiana Maslany who was clearly robbed of any sort of acting nomination) who’s life changes dramatically upon witnessing a woman of similar appearance to her, jump in front of an on-coming train.  Before she knows it, Sarah’s life is turned upside down and will never be the same again!

The show is incredibly fast-paced.  We learn something new with each episode, but end up with more questions (just to keep us hanging) and every single episode keeps smashing along with a bang while introducing an interesting array of characters, each with their own personalities that you’ll either love, hate or love to hate!  You’ll find yourself questioning who can and can’t be trusted!  Without spoiling too much, the theme of human cloning is the basis of this series.

The Walking Dead most of us know and love and i’m not going to rattle on too much about it, but for those, like me, who originally tried to watch the show when it first began and couldn’t understand the mix of drama and zombies, then this is the perfect opportunity to give it a second shot.  For those who have already seen it, this is a great chance to relive those classic first episodes!

The Walking Dead is slated to start Tuesday November 19th on SBS2 (Check your local guide for times) while Orphan Black begins early 2014 on SBS2!!

Emmy Nominations 2013

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus nominated for VEEP in lead actress comedy.

The nominations for this years Emmy awards are out, and like every year, there are a few surprise additions and a few shock misses.  This years nominees:

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO

Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC

Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC

Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC

Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC

Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix

 

COMEDY SERIES:

The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Girls, HBO

Louie, FX

Modern Family, ABC

30 Rock, NBC

Veep, HBO

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix

Louis C.K., Louie, FX

Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO

Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO

Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Adam Driver, Girls, HBO

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC

Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC

Tony Hale, Veep, HBO

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC

Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock, NBC

Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO

 

DRAMA SERIES:

Breaking Bad, AMC

Downton Abbey, PBS

Homeland, Showtime

Game of Thrones, HBO

House of Cards, Netflix

Mad Men, AMC

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO

Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad, AMC

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey, PBS

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones, HBO

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, HBO

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife, CBS

Morena Baccarin, Homeland, Showtime

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men, AMC

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra, HBO

Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra, HBO

Toby Jones, The Girl, HBO

Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End, HBO

Al Pacino, Phil Spector, HBO

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX

Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector, HBO

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

 

MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Behind the Candelabra, HBO

Phil Spector, HBO

Political Animals, USA

The Bible, History

Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

Personally, I’m quite surprised to see Arrested Development missing off most categories.  I was expecting to see it at least nominated in the comedy series category and perhaps see a nom for either Portia De Rossi (Supporting actress – Comedy) or Isla Fisher (Supporting actress – comedy).  At least Jason Bateman has been recognised for his work (Lead actor – Comedy).

A big shock snub was Tatiana Maslany for Lead actress – Drama for her role in “Orphan Black“.  Pretty much anyone who watched this intense high action series had noted down Maslany for an Emmy nom.  She is pretty phenomenal in the show (currently playing 7 different characters!)

I think the charm of New Girl is starting to wear off with the show and it’s stars missing out all-together on any nominations.  Other surprise snubs include Michael C Hall for Dexter, Parks and Recreation (comedy series), Busy Philipps for Cougar Town (Supporting Actress – comedy) and Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family.

Snubs aside, this years nominations created Emmy history for actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus who, with this years lead actress in a comedy nomination for VEEP, saw Louis-Dreyfus surpass comedy legend Lucille Ball’s 13 Emmy nominations.  Now on her 14th nomination, Louis-Dreyfus is also the only actress who has three wins for three separate comedy shows — “Veep,” “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

One to Watch: Orphan Black

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Tatiana Maslany as Sarah in BBC America’s Orphan Black

Mix the drama of Alias and Ringer with the action of Nikita and you have BBC America’s new action/drama/sci-fi show – Orphan Black.

The show follows Sarah, an outsider with personal and financial issues trying desperately to turn her life around only to have it completely change after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks identical to her.  Sarah assumes the woman’s identity, bank account and boyfriend, only to find, this new identity may have more issues than her own.

The street smart Sarah must think on her feet as she’s thrust into an unknown world where she makes the startling discovery that she may actually be a clone, and if so, how many copies of her are there?  Sarah quickly finds herself caught in The middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her.

While there are no ‘known’ actors in this show, it’s fast paced, well acted and will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more!

‘Orphan Black’ is yet to premiere on Australian screens, but currently airs on BBC America, Saturday nights, in the US.