Amazon.com has announced that Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive online-only source for streaming the BBC America thriller Orphan Black.
All Season One episodes will be made available for home subscription streaming before new Orphan Black episodes begin on Saturday, April 19, at 9:00pm EST on BBC America.
Amazon’s Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive source for online streaming of future seasons and episodes of Orphan Black, as well.
According to Amazon, “Orphan Black stars Golden Globe-nominee Tatiana Maslany as an outsider who assumes the identity of a woman who looks just like her after witnessing her suicide–only to realize that she and the dead woman are clones. Maslany was awarded the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, and a Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance for her work in the series.”
“Orphan Black was created by award-winning director John Fawcett and award-winning writer Graeme Manson, and also stars award-winning actress Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S.), Dylan Bruce (Paul Dierden), Jordan Gavaris (Felix Dawkins), Kevin Hanchard (DetectiveArt Bell), and Skyler Wexler (Kira).”
The popularity of binge watching seems to have been taken into consideration as Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon, said, “Orphan Black is exactly the type of smart, suspenseful TV show that our customers love to binge on.”
Prime Instant Video is compatible with devices including Kindle Fire HDX and HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii.
Amazon also notes that, “Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing–on a plane, on vacation, and anywhere else where you may not have Wi-Fi.”
Season Two of Orphan Black will begin at 9:00pm EST, Saturday, April 19, on BBC America.
More information about Amazon Prime Instant Video can be found at Amazon.com.