BBC Three Sets UK Premiere Date For ‘Orphan Black’ Season 3

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Orphan Black S3The third season of BBC America’s original series Orphan Black will receive its UK premiere on BBC Three on Sunday September 27th at 2:10 am with a double-bill, TVWise has learned.

New episodes will then continue to air on BBC Three every day in double-bills in an early-morning slot (around 1:30am) through to the season finale on October 1st.

Orphan Black was created by Graeme Manson & John Fawcett and features a cast which includesTatiana Maslany, Ari Millen, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Skyler Wexler, Kevin Hanchard, Evelyne Brochu, Kristian Bruun, Ksenia Solo, Michiel Huisman, Josh Vokey, Zoé De Grand Maison, Justin Chatwin and Kyra Harper. The drama is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Canadian broadcaster Space.

In the show’s third season, after neutralizing the threat by the DYAD Institute, Sarah, Helena, Cosima and Alison are finally all united in their journey towards the truth of who and what they are. But new discoveries that include Helena’s kidnapping, a book that could contain the answers to their existence and the most shocking discovery of them all – a set of treacherous male clones with an unknown agenda – will test how tight their new bonds are.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.

  • peter stanley

    2.10am and then daily at 1.30am, what a crazy time to show it, I presume by that they don’t want to show it but are forced to by their contract.

  • ekelks

    does this mean bbc3 is here to stay?

  • Dave Beattie

    I wonder if it is just because they assume most of the audience will stream on catch up in any case and/or they want to get them used to doing that for when BBC3 goes online only. And it’s just on TV sometime because that still exists as an option for now.

  • disqus_Gf76m0Cqd9

    could someone explain why BBC3 would televise this show at this ungodly hour? what is the point?

  • escalinci

    The iPlayer launch is four days ahead of the terrestrial airdate, splitting the audience isn’t going to build buzz or facilitate conversation between viewers. If the deal was to air episodes a certain time after their Canadian showing, they’ve held it back to be able to put them all up online at once.

    It’s understandable to aspire to that sort of Netflix-style binge watching in viewers, especially if your brand is going online-only, but the best way to watch this is going to be through HD broadcast, the cinematography is really something on this series.

    I can fling video from iplayer on my phone to my tv, or watch it on my laptop, but I think the average UK internet connection in the evening makes this a bit of a compromise. Online-first is suitable for a lot of content, like channel 4’s tofu, and the bbc does great stuff with comedy online. But I really hope somebody else gets the license for this wonderful series next year, or it ends up on bbc2.