TCA: BBC America Picks Up New Season Of ‘Orphan Black’

Beverly Hills -- BBC America has greenlight a third season of its popular sci-fi/drama series Orphan Black for a third season, the network announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association tour.

The critically-acclaimed series starring Golden Globe-nominated actress Tatiana Maslany will launch its third season in 2015, said network officials. The season two finale last month earned series highs in Live+7, garnering 1.3 million total viewers, said BBC America.

The network has also given a new season nod to its freshman original drama series Broadchurch, network officials said during its TCA session.

BBC America also announced two new series, Tatau and The Last Kingdom, said network officials.

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