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'Orphan Black' adds Justin Chatwin, James Frain, and more

Shameless star Justin Chatwin and True Blood alum James Frain have joined the cast of Orphan Black.

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'AHS' star Alexander Dreymon joins cast of BBC America's 'The Last Kingdom'

As BBC America’s The Last Kingdom begins filming, the ensemble cast that will be populating 9th-century Britain has been announced.

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First look image at BBC America's 'Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell'

BBC America released a first look image for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a seven-part original drama series based on the bestselling novel by British author Susanna Clarke, premiering in 2015. The series, set in a reimagined 19th century England, was adapted to the screen by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?) and directed by Toby Haynes (Dr. Who). It stars Eddie Marsan (Ray DonovanThe World’s End) as Jonathan Strange and Bertie Carvel (Les MisérablesMatilda) as Mr Norrell.

The Hugo Award-winning novel, named Time‘s Novel of the Year when it was published in 2004, offers a fantastical alternate history of England during the Napoleonic wars—one in which practical magic, revered but thought to have died out, is brought back by the titular pair. Jonathan Strange contains elements of Romance and Gothic literature, as well as fantasy and historical fiction. BBC America sets up the plot for us in the press release:

“The reclusive Mr Norrell (Marsan) of Hurtfew Abbey stuns the city of York when he causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. With a little persuasion and help from his man of business Childermass (Enzo Cilenti), he goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. It is there Norrell summons a fairy ([Marc] Warren) to bring Lady Pole ([Alice] Englert) back from the dead, opening a whole can of worms…”

'Doctor Who' guest star Foxes talks 'Mummy on the Orient Express'

How busy has Foxes been of late? Busy enough that the British singer-songwriter neglected to tell her family she was making a guest appearance alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on this Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who, the tantalizingly titled “Mummy on the Orient Express.”

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Co-creators of 'Life on Mars' reunite for new BBC America show

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Ashley Pharaoh and Matthew Graham, co-creators and writer of Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, and Eternal Law, are pairing up once again to write a new series, titled The Living and the Dead, for BBC America and BBC One.

The new series will be set in Somerset, England, in 1888, focusing on “a land and a community on the edge of monumental change, on the great hinge between ancient traditional ways and an industrial, scientific future,” according to a press release. Furthermore, the show is about “a land of ghosts and myths, poltergeists and demons—if there was ever a time for those ghosts to rise out of the ground, this would be that time. At the heart of this small community is Nathan Appleby, a reluctant gentleman farmer who is obsessed with proving the existence of the afterlife.”

The new original drama will follow Appleby as he investigates hauntings and all things paranormal/ghostly until one question could end his work: “Will Nathan’s interest in the occult begin to threaten his family, his livelihood and even his sanity?”

“We are as excited about this show as anything since Life On Mars and Ashes to Ashes—we want it to be moving, tender, sensual…and very, very scary,” Pharaoh and Graham said in a press release.

The Living and the Dead will shoot in the West Country of England next year. No casting announcements have been made as of yet.

Comic-Con's 'Orphan Black' fans share gifts, tales with Tatiana Maslany

If you doubted that fans really, really love Orphan Black, the show’s Comic-Con panel would immediately change your mind.

The BBC America series’ panel was in one of Comic-Con’s smaller rooms as far as TV shows go, 6A, but the cheers and laughter in the audience were at a volume of a bigger room. When star Tatiana Maslany first walked on stage, she got a standing ovation. Over a dozen security guards had to block audience members from storming the stage at the end of the panel. A representative for fan group Clone Club presented Maslany with “The Best Actress in the World Award.” (Who needs an Emmy when you have that?) Another fan gave Maslany a set of Russian nesting dolls with each painted as one of her characters. Helena was the tiny one in the middle. READ FULL STORY

BBC America is adapting Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories for TV

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Following the huge success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the BBC is ready to get medieval on your (ahem) television screen.

In a press release, BBC America announced that Carnival Films, which produced Downton Abbey, will adapt Bernard Cornwell’s book series The Saxon Stories for the screen. The TV series, to be titled The Last Kingdom, is set in the year 872. It will follow the various kingdoms that occupy what is now modern England as they deal with the threat of the Vikings.

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'Orphan Black' creators answer burning questions about the season finale

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday’s season 2 finale of Orphan Black.]

Wait…male clones?!? What the %&#*?!? That may have summed up your feelings at the conclusion of Saturday’s Orphan Black season 2 finale as we learned the military had their own clone operation named Project Castor consisting completely of dudes, and that Mark the Prolethean was one such clone. The twist is sure to send shock waves through the show when it returns for season 3. But that wasn’t the only bombshell dropped. Turns out Paul has been a double agent all along, Cosima is still sick, Helena is being airmailed to God knows where, and Rachel can only cry one of her eyes out to mourn the loss of her father after being on the receiving end of a pencil shot out of a fire extinguisher. We checked in with creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on all of that, as well as what may just be the craziest Orphan Black scene ever: Code Name — Clone Dance Party. (Click through both pages to read the entire interview, and also make sure to read our season 2 finale Q&A with star Tatiana Maslany.) READ FULL STORY

Tatiana Maslany breaks down the 'Orphan Black' season finale and that crazy twist

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday’s season 2 finale of Orphan Black.]

Tatiana Maslany got to taste both the good and the bad and the maybe in the season 2 finale of Orphan Black. Sarah escaped from the Dyad Institute and was reunited with daughter Kira. (Good.) Rachel watched her father kill himself and then got stabbed in the eye by a pencil-spewing fire extinguisher, while Helena was taken and shipped off an military plane to lord knows where. (Bad.) And Cosima is still sick but might have uncovered some clues to her illness in a book that Professor Duncan gave Kira. (Maybe.) We caught up with Maslany to get her take on these events and more, including that crazy clone dance party (where she had to play four different characters shaking their respective groove thangs), the twist of there also being a group of male clones, and what she knows about next season. (Also make sure to read our season 2 finale Q&A with Orphan Black creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.) READ FULL STORY

BBC America's 'Intruders' gets August premiere and trailer

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As Orphan Black‘s second season comes to an end on Saturday, BBC America has announced the premiere date for its next original series with an equally paranormal twist.

Intruders—based on Michael Marshall Smith’s 2007 novel about “a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others”—will premiere its eight-episode first season on BBC America on August 23 at 10 pm ET.

Doctor Who alum John Simm stars as Jack Whelan, a troubled, violent ex-cop who returns to a life he thought he left behind after his wife Amy (Mira Sorvino) goes missing. A number of intertwining storylines (like an assassin covering up his crimes and a distraught little girl on the run) reveal a greater conspiracy.

Intruders also stars James Frain, Tory Kittles, and Millie Brown. The series comes from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The RiverThe X-Files).

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'Orphan Black': Watch Rachel threaten Sarah in this exclusive scene from the season finale

If season 2 of Orphan Black has been the war between Sarah and Rachel, then we should be preparing ourselves for an epic battle when the season finale airs Saturday at 9pm on BBC America. And we have an exclusive sneak peek of said battle right here.

“The last time I saw your mother she laid hands on me,” proclone Rachel Duncan tells Sarah’s kidnapped daughter Kira in this scene from the finale, while Sarah watches helplessly behind a one way mirror. Rachel then goes on to talk some more smack about Kira’s mommy before directing a not-so-subtle message straight through the glass at her adversary. What is the message? Well, click on the video player below to find out. And for more Orphan Black scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

Join us today for a Google+ Hangout with Dylan Bruce from 'Orphan Black' at 2 ET

Orphan Black‘s second season is coming to a close this Saturday, and to gear up for the finale, EW is hosting a live Google+ hangout with Orphan Black‘s Dylan Bruce, better known as “Hot Paul.”

RSVP at the event page, and come back later today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT to take part in the event. Bruce will be on hand to answer questions and maybe even share a few details of tomorrow’s finale.

Orphan Black airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America.

'Orphan Black': Creator John Fawcett breaks down season 2's penultimate episode

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday’s episode of Orphan Black.]

KIDNAPPED! Orphan Black’s penultimate episode of season 2 ended with Rachel disguising herself as Sarah to steal Kira. But for what purpose? In other news, Helena gave Henrik a taste of his own artificially inseminated medicine — taking out the Prolethean leader while burning down his cult-like compound. We spoke to Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett to get the scoop on these two big developments and more, while also obtaining some clues about next week’s big finale. READ FULL STORY

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