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Noelle Talmon Noelle Talmon
July 10th, 2014 8:33am EDT

Orphan Black

BBC America anncounced during the Television Critics Association on Wednesday that it will be renewing its hit series "Orphan Black" for a third season.

The upcoming season will consist of 10 episodes and air in 2015. Season two ended in June, and over. 1.3 million viewers tuned in - a series high.

The program focuses on a woman named Sarah, an orphan whose life changes after she witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. There's no turning back once she learns the dead woman and she are clones.

The show has made a star of lead actress Tatiana Maslany, who won a TCA Award and a Golden Globe nomination for the portrayal of several clones on the series.

BBC America has also greenlit "Broadchurch" for a second season and announced two news shows. "Tatau" centers on two friends from London who travel to the South Pacific and wind up involved in a murder investigation.

"The Last Kingdom" is set in 872 and will focus on the Viking invasion.

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