As announced from the ORPHAN BLACK panel at Wondercon in Los Angeles this weekend, Space confirmed today that Season 2 of its original insider series AFTER THE BLACK has been picked up by BBC America for U.S. broadcast. Beginning April 14 at 11 p.m. ET immediately following the premiere of Season 4 of ORPHAN BLACK, AFTER THE BLACK becomes North America’s official after show and go-to-source for a behind-the-scenes look at this compelling season.
Shot at Bell Media’s Toronto studios and hosted by Ajay Fry, Morgan Hoffman, and Teddy Wilson, each 30-minute episode of AFTER THE BLACK features in-depth discussions with ORPHAN BLACK cast, crew, and other special guests. The popular insider series also features lively discussions about plot hints and twists, theories on future episodes, special segments including behind-the-scenes footage from set, and fields fan comments and questions. Also featured each week is an exclusive first look at the next episode of ORPHAN BLACK.
“ORPHAN BLACK boasts an incredibly engaged and passionate fan base, and we’re thrilled to be part of their community with AFTER THE BLACK,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, In-House Productions, Bell Media. “The series is a go-to source for all things ORPHAN BLACK, and we’re delighted that our partners at BBC America are bringing a new audience to join the conversation.”
Since its debut on April 11, 2015, AFTER THE BLACK has retained an average audience of 111,000 passionate ORPHAN BLACK viewers to dissect and discuss the events of each new episode. In its Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot, AFTER THE BLACK made Space the #1 entertainment specialty for Men aged 18-34, and a Top 5 entertainment specialty network for Adults, Men, and Women aged 18-49 and 25-54.
In the premiere episode of the upcoming season of AFTER THE BLACK (Thursday, April 14 at 11 p.m. ET on Space), the hosts chat with ORPHAN BLACK star Tatiana Maslany and Kevin Hanchard (Art Bell) about the astonishing Season 4 debut episode. Viewers are also taken behind the scenes of Season 4, as AFTER THE BLACK reveals set secrets and answers viewer’s questions using #AftertheBlack.
In the Season 4 premiere of ORPHAN BLACK (Thursday, April 14 at 10 p.m. ET on Space), after two months of respite, Sarah’s hard-won sanctuary in Iceland is shattered by a Neolution attack. Sarah, Mrs. S, Kendall, and Kira are forced back on the run, once again fleeing from a potent, faceless enemy with far-reaching and insidious power.