via press release:
Amazon is Making Season One of Orphan Black Free to Watch This Friday Only—No Prime Membership Required
This Friday, starting at 12:01 a.m. PT and concluding at 11:59 p.m. PT everyone can watch Orphan Black season one using the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/OrphanBlack
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 15, 2015– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Prime Instant Video, the exclusive home for seasons one and two of BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black, will offer season one of the gripping drama for free to all customers this Friday, April 17. Anyone can watch the first 10 episodes of Orphan Black at no cost using the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/OrphanBlack. Season three of Orphan Black will premiere Saturday, April 18, 9:00 p.m. ET on BBC AMERICA and its sister networks AMC, IFC, Sundance TV and WE TV.
“Orphan Black has been extremely popular with Prime members since the series became available exclusively in Prime Instant Video—that’s why we’re excited to make season one available to all customers for free, for a day,” said Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon. “We saw an incredible response when we made our Golden Globe-winning original series Transparent available to everyone, so we’re giving customers an opportunity to try out another great series that Prime members already love.”
Matt Forde, EVP, Sales, Co-productions and Digital Distribution, BBC Worldwide North America said, “For fans of television who have heard the critical and fan buzz aroundOrphan Black, but just haven’t had gotten to it, this offering from Amazon is a treat—and available to not only existing Prime members but everyone who goes to Amazon during this 24 hour period. You better cancel all meetings and take Friday off from work.”
Season one of the Peabody Award-winning drama, co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, stars Golden Globe-nominee Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, Beth, who looks just like her. While trying to find out more about a woman who looks just like her, Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend and her money. 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, racing to find answers.
The cast includes Jordan Gavaris (Degrassi) as Felix, Sarah’s feisty foster brother and her one true confidante; Dylan Bruce (Arrow) as Paul, Beth’s boyfriend—a decent guy with chiseled features, but more complicated than he appears; Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downton Abbey) as Mrs. S, Sarah’s hard-nosed working class foster mother from across the pond; Michael Mando (The Killing) as Vic, Sarah’s volatile ex; Kevin Hanchard (Republic of Doyle) as Art, a veteran detective working alongside Beth who grows suspicious of her erratic behavior; and Skyler Wexler (Kira) as Sarah’s seven-year-old daughter. The ten-part clone conspiracy thriller, produced by Temple Street Productions, is co-created byGraeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC AMERICA and Bell Media’s SPACE. The original drama is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier of Temple Street Productions. The international hit series is distributed by BBC Worldwide and can be seen in more than 170 countries.
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