If you have yet to start watching ‘Orphan Black,’ Amazon will let you watch the entire first season for free this weekend. The company announced that 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. If you don’t have any of those, you can also watch it for free online at Amazon.com/OrphanBlack
Amazon’s Prime Instant Video is the exclusive home for seasons one and two of BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black, and all 10 episodes of Orphan Black season will be available instantly for viewers to enjoy. The promotion kicks-off just before season three of Orphan Black premieres on 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 around Orphan 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 by Graeme 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.t