BBCA's 'Orphan Black' Returns April 18 #TCA15

Pasadena -- BBC America will return its hit series Orphan Black for a third season April 18, network officials said during its Television Critics Association Winter press tour presentation Saturday.

The series stars Tatiana Maslany who was recently nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for her multiple staring roles.

BBC America also announced that it will debut this Spring a new original mini-series set during the Napoleonic Wars.

The series, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, stars Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan) as reclusive magician who battles a young novice magician Bertie Carvel (Restless) in 1806 England. The seven part miniseries is based on Susanna Clarke’s bestselling novel, according to the network.

 The series will debut on the network in 2015, said network officials.

On the non-fiction side, the network will premiere on Jan. 26 a car competition show Mud, Sweat and Gears. The series features two car afficionados who go head to head to transform everyday vehicles.

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