(HBO, BBC America)While the broadcast networks are all in a scramble trying to decide which new pilots to order, the cable networks are loving what they've got. On Wednesday, HBO announced that it has renewed Veep for a third season. The Julia Louis-Dreyfus political comedy has been a strong player for the network this season (thanks to a cushy lead-in from ratings juggernaut Game of Thrones). The second season is currently just getting started, but HBO says the 10-episode third season of...Read Full Story
TIFF darling and award-winner “Picture Day” is now out on DVD and VOD. The film is directed by Kate Melville and stars “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany along with Spencer Van Wyck and Steven McCarthy. The film takes a look at a girl named Claire (Maslany), who is forced to repeat her senior year in high school. At night, she indulges in a relationship with rocker Jim (McCarthy), but during the day, she bonds with freshman Henry (Van Wyck), a boy she used to babysit. ShockYa was happy to be...Read Full Story
In case you were worried the mystery surrounding BBC America’s original series Orphan Black would never be solved, take a deep breathe – Orphan Black is getting a Season 2!
Not for nothing, I think Orphan Black is a fantastic show, but many new series never make it past the first season so I was beyond relieved to hear the show had been renewed. The series airs as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday, after Doctor Who, and will keep that slot when it returns in 2014 according to the...Read Full Story
Orphan Black is a new BBC America original series premiering after Doctor Who this weekend. It centers on Sarah, an orphan who finds out she’s one of many clones after stealing the identity of a woman she thought simply resembled her. We got an early look at the first episode which has lead actress Tatiana Maslany taking on the daunting task of playing several different roles with distinct accents and personalities, and in a press conference call we spoke with Maslany and co-creator/director...Read Full Story
Storytellers are ever on a quest for two things: A great opening and an even better hook. So, as a writer, I had no choice but to sit back and admire the hell out of John Fawcett and Graeme Manson’s new BBC America show Orphan Black, which debuted Saturday night. Shit, even the name is great, and I have no idea what it means.
The great opening takes place on a train platform, where petty crook/scam artist Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is bitching into a telephone at someone. She slowly becomes...Read Full Story
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