Orphan Black (BBC America)
Orphan Black is a clone cyclone, a whirling dervish of a series that ponders identity, humanity, nature-versus-nurture, bioethics and genetic research – when it occasionally pauses for breath. Tatiana Maslany is a wonder in multiple roles, starting with that of Sarah Manning, a Toronto street punk who tries to shed a nasty boyfriend and a lifetime of bad choices by assuming a look-alike’s identity only to find herself caught up in a wild, noir-ish plot that involves a growing number of doppelgangers. It’s a sci-fi/mystery/cliffhanger serial, consistently surprising, with action so fast it can make your head spin. Yet it can also be deeply humane, thanks to a poignant subplot about Sarah’s efforts to regain custody of her child. Humor also plays a part: Maslany great comic moments with Jordan Gavaris, who plays her acerbic adopted brother, and with her alter egos, who include a soccer mom and a religious fanatic. For its singular take on cloning, splendid performances and thrill-ride turns and twists, Orphan Black receives a Peabody Award.
Executive Producers: Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, John Fawcett, Graeme Manson. Co-Executive Producer: Kerry Appleyard, Karen Walton. Producer: Claire Welland. Co-Producers: Alex Levine, Will Pascoe. Directors: John Fawcett,David Frazee, TJ Scott, Brett Sullivan, Grant Harvey, Ken Girotti. Writers: Graeme Manson, Karen Walton, Alex Levine, Will Pascoe, Tony Elliott. Director of Photography: Aaron Morton. Talent: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kevin Hanchard, Michael Mando.
Past Peabody Highlights
Although the winners’ official acceptance of their Peabody Award is certainly the most climactic part...Full Article »
Submit an Entry for Consideration
CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SUBMISSION Step-by-step submission guides: RADIO/PODCAST TV/VIDEO/WEBISODES INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING/INTERNET...Full Article »