Q&A: Director Grant Harvey

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Grant Harvey: “Shooting the final scene brought out a lot of emotions in everyone on set. We knew we were shooting something special. “

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Episode 6: What You Didn’t Know About ‘The Scandal of Altruism”

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Here are behind-the-scenes secrets from our very own Orphan Black production team!  GET THAT BOT OUT OF HERE So that bot removal, right?! Just when we thought that our clone scenes couldn’t get harder or more ambitious, we throw that one out there. Clones performing some light surgery on clones — crazy! For the record, the […]

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Chris Roberts: Tatiana Comes Apart

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But I’ll always remember the night we shot the climax: two in the morning in a frigid Toronto December, with a burned-out van in the background, Tat on her knees as Cosima.

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Episode 5: What You Didn’t Know About ‘Human Raw Material’

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Here are behind-the-scenes secrets from our very own Orphan Black production team!  SIDE BRAID This is the first time in Orphan Black history that Sarah’s hair has been in a braid, or even put up in any way. Katarina, our key hair artist, and Tatiana decided that since this episode was about Sarah relaxing with her […]

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Kate Melville: When Technology and Family Collide

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Editor’s Note: The Hive is Orphan Black’s weekly Writers’ Room blog. Each week, someone intimately involved with that week’s production will take you behind the scenes. This week is Episode 5 scribe Kate Melville. I joined the Orphan Black team in Season 3, which forced me to evolve from a rabid fan of the show to an […]

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Episode 4: What You Didn’t Know About “From Instinct to Rational Control”

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Here are behind-the-scenes secrets from our very own Orphan Black production team!  THE COLLECTION It took a long time to find the perfect song to use over the “collection room” scene with Donnie. Everything from Frank Sinatra to ’90s R&B were tried, but nothing beat the classic “Funiculi, Funicula.” Once the song was chosen we had […]

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Alex Levine: Writers’ Room Debates

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Editor’s Note: The Hive is Orphan Black’s weekly Writers’ Room blog. Each week, someone intimately involved with that week’s production will take you behind the scenes. This week is Episode 4 scribe Alex Levine. Alex Levine here, your faithful scribe of Episode 404. Got some pics here for you from the shoot—starting with a panorama of the […]

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Episode 3: What You Didn’t Know About “The Stigmata of Progress”

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Here are behind-the-scenes secrets from our very own Orphan Black production team!  ONE-ON-ONE CONTACT This year, we increased the amount of on-screen physical connection between the clones… by a lot. One great example in this episode is when Cosima uses the ultrasound on Sarah’s cheek to get a full look at her bot. In previous seasons, […]

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