BBC Worldwide Sells 'Orphan Black' Clone Drama Internationally

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The Canadian conspiracy thriller lands in Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand after breaking out on BBC America and Canada's Space channel.

TORONTO – Canadian clone drama Orphan Black is reproducing around the world.

BBC Worldwide has sold the original BBC America drama to France on Numero 23, Australia's SBS, New Zealand SoHo network and Latin America on DirecTV and BBC Entertainment.

The Tatiana Maslany-starrer, originally produced for Canada's Space channel by Temple Street Productions, has also been sold to KBS Media in Korea, Finland's YLE, Denmark's DR and Belgium's VRT.

The U.K.'s BBC Three earlier acquired the series, as did AXN in India.

"Having been critically acclaimed and a great success for BBC America, it comes as no surprise that this unique series has sparked interest amongst broadcasters from all over the world," said Paul Dempsey, president, global markets BBC Worldwide, in a statement on Monday.

The conspiracy clone thriller series is headed to a second season on BBC America and Space in Canada, and portrays Maslany in the lead role playing seven cloned characters. 

The series is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett.

BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally.