'Orphan Black' to stream exclusively on Amazon Instant Video
It’s no secret that the Clone Club is taking over the world, one Tatiana Maslany at a time — and this news only cements that fact. BBC Worldwide North America announced today that it has secured a deal with Amazon.com, Inc., which will allow the retailer to stream the first season (as well as future seasons) of the popular sci-fi series exclusively on Prime Instant Video.
“Prime Instant Video continues to be a great platform for viewers to enjoy our content, and we’re very pleased to make it the exclusive online streaming provider for every season of Orphan Black, starting with season one,” Matt Forde, EVP Sales & Co-Productions for BBC Worldwide North America, stated in a press release. “Temple Street Productions along with Graeme Manson and John Fawcett have created an addictive, edge-of-your-seat series and now is the perfect time for subscribers to get on board and catch up on season one before the series returns to BBC America in April.”
“Orphan Black is exactly the type of smart, suspenseful TV show that our customers love to binge on,” added Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “It’s easy to see why Tatiana Maslany was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Orphan Black. We’re excited to offer the first and future seasons exclusively to Prime members at no additional cost, continuing our tradition of offering a wide variety of great content we know our customers will enjoy.”
The drama joins a growing list of series currently available exclusively on Amazon, including Downton Abbey, The Americans, Veronica Mars, Justified, Suits, Under the Dome, and more. And with more than a month to go until the second season premiere, there’s more than enough time for interested viewers to check out what all the fuss is about — or for devoted fans to binge-watch the addictive first season as much as their heart desires. (As for those lucky Prime subscribers who don’t have access to BBC America? Your day just got a little bit brighter.)
Orphan Black returns for its second season on April 19 at 9pm EST on BBC America.