Not content to just run all those cool series developed across the pond, BBC America is ramping up original production this year—and one of the most intriguing is the high-concept conspiracy series Orphan Black, centered around the cloning of a young woman.
A teaser trailer with a premise setup and some footage/commentary has finally been released, and it definitely looks like this could be the next Dollhouse-style series (though hopefully more successful), tackling identity and hinting at larger conspiracies at work. Even better? It's being developed by Ginger Snaps director John Fawcett, who has proven he can handle women in genre with grace and depth.
Here's the official synopsis:
Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead woman's bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, her problems multiply - and so does she. Experience a whole new side of BBC AMERICA with the channel's next original scripted series, "Orphan Black," the exciting and ambitious new addition to the Supernatural Saturday programming block. "Orphan Black" features rising star Tatiana Maslany "(Cas & Dylan," "Picture Day") in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones... but are they the only ones? 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.Check out the trailer below:
The show premieres Saturday, March 30, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on BBC America. Will you be watching?
(Via Bleeding Cool)