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'Orange is the New Black' Meets 'Orphan Black' in 'Orphan is the New Black' Mash-Up

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood August 5, 2013 at 8:00AM

Here is an amusing collision of two fantastic female-centric new series--Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," and BBC America's "Orphan Black."
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Here is an amusing collision of two fantastic new series with coincidentally similar titles--Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" and BBC America's "Orphan Black" have become "Orphan is the New Black."  

Both of these new shows also share female-centric themes and atypical roles for women in television. In Netflix's series, a preppy Brooklyn resident leaves her chic soap-making company to serve time in a penitentiary, paying penance for a crime she committed ten years earlier. The half-grueling, half-hilarious series uses its thirteen episode arc to focus on a different prisoner's back-story per episode, creating an exceedingly well-rounded ensemble. 

In BBC's innovative critics' favorite "Orphan Black," a young woman comes to the realization that she is part of a human cloning experiment (all clones are played by the talented Tatiana Maslany, sadly overlooked by Emmy voters). Both trailers are below, if you need a little refresher. (Our appreciation of Maslany is here.)

This imaginative mash-up imagines Maslany's various clones as different characters from Netflix's new series. The image quality leaves quite a bit to be desired, but the character matching is amusing.

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This article is related to: Television, TV, TV Videos, Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black


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