Realm Announces Kristian Bruun Joins Season Two of Hit Original Podcast "ORPHAN BLACK: THE NEXT CHAPTER" Premiering Oct. 29 + AMC Networks & Boat Rocker Co-Produce
unveiled the news of Kristian Bruun
reprising his role as Donnie Hendrix in the highly anticipated sophomore season of the hit original podcast, Orphan Black: The Next Chapter,
which premieres Friday, October 29th. Realm also announced that AMC Networks,
parent company of BBC America (home to the television series for five seasons), will co-produce the second season of the podcast along with current producers Boat Rocker, the independent, integrated global entertainment company.
Here is more about this season from the press release: THE CLONE CLUB IS BACK FOR SEASON TWO OF #1 HIT PODCAST ‘ORPHAN BLACK: THE NEXT CHAPTER’PREMIERING OCTOBER 29 Kristian Bruun Will Reprise His Fan-Favorite Television Role Alongside Stellar Ensemble Led By Emmy Award-Winner Tatiana Maslany and Original Cast Members Jordan Gavaris and Evelyne Brochu AMC Networks To Co-Produce Scripted Podcast’s Highly Anticipated Second Season Alongside Realm and Boat Rocker "...a truly thrilling sequel that captures the mystery, humanity, and heart of the original series." -ComicBook.com "#OrphanBlackTheNextChapter is a stellar continuation of the wildly popular science fiction drama." - Den of Geek New York, October 28, 2021 -
Realm, the audio entertainment company that creates original fiction podcasts and audiobook series, today announced Kristian Bruun
will reprise his role as Donnie Hendrix and join his original Orphan Black
castmates including Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany,
as well as Jordan Gavaris,
and Evelyne Brochu,
in season two of Realm’s hit original podcast, Orphan Black: The Next Chapter.
The highly anticipated sophomore season of the sci-fi podcast, which further extends the story of the critically acclaimed series of the same name, will premiere its first installment on Friday, October 29,
followed by one new episode every Friday starting November 19, on all podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.
"I am thrilled to be stepping into Donnie’s shoes once again for this exciting continuation of the Orphan Black story,” said Kristian Bruun. “The best part is it’s audio, so I don’t have to wear any dad jeans or tight briefs!"
Realm also announced today that AMC Networks,
parent company of BBC America
(home to the television series for five seasons), will co-produce the second season of the podcast along with current producers Boat Rocker, the independent, integrated global entertainment company.
Molly Barton, Realm founder, said: “We are thrilled to bring a new audio season of Orphan Black to #CloneClub fans worldwide The opportunity to expand this franchise, in collaboration with the actors who made this show a cultural phenomenon, gives us an enormous sense of pride. Thanks to our friends at Boat Rocker, who were with us on this audio journey from day one, and to AMC Networks for their continued belief in this show. Storytelling like this is our North Star and we couldn’t imagine having better partners to join us on this ride.”
“We’re grateful for our partnership with Realm and pleased that the ‘Orphan Black’ franchise continues to grow,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Executive Chairmen of Boat Rocker Media and Co-Chairmen, Boat Rocker Studios. “We’re confident fans of the series are going to be entertained by this new season of captivating storytelling brought to life by the incredibly talented cast.”
Picking up eight months after season one left off, season two of Orphan Black: The Next Chapter
explores the continuing fallout of the clones being outed to the world: the ways in which different clones cope with their exposure—or fail to; how loneliness is not easily overcome, even among hundreds of genetic identicals; and the power of family—chosen and unchosen—to rally not only against those who mean them harm, but also in support of one another. Plus, there are new developments for Cosima and Delphine; new drama for Alison and Donnie; new purpose for Sarah; a return to action for Helena; unexpected turns for Rachel; trouble for Charlotte; new misadventures for Felix; the return of clone CIA agent Vivi Valdez, and the introduction of several prominent new clones. In the podcast series, Maslany, who portrays all adult clones including Sarah Manning, Cosima Niehaus, Alison Hendrix, Helena, Rachel Duncan, and Vivi Valdez, is joined by Bruun, as well as Evelyne Brochu plays Delphine Cormier and Jordan Gavaris returns as Felix Dawkins.
Written by season one veterans Malka Older, Madeline Ashby, Heli Kennedy, E. C. Myers, and Lindsay Smith, season two opens with the Clone Club facing backlash from anti-clone protesters and recently self-aware clones alike. As public sentiment toward all clones turns increasingly ugly, a voice rises to offer them a compelling vision for their future, while fanning the flames of anger and resentment against the sestras.
Realm is the audio entertainment company behind #1 hit fiction podcasts If I Go Missing the Witches Did It
(starring Oscar nominated Gabourey Sidibe), Memory Lane
(written by the New York Times
bestselling creator of Pretty Little Liars
), and Orphan Black: The Next Chapter
, the official continuation of the hit TV show, which both star Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany. Maslany returns for the second season of Orphan Black: The Next Chapter
releasing October 29th, and in 2022, will Executive Produce and star in an original dark comedy podcast for Realm entitled Power Trip
Since their launch in April of 2021, over 80% of Realm shows have reached the top 100 most popular fiction podcasts in the US, with more than 25% reaching the top 10. Realm’s popular audiobook series with DC and Marvel include Wonder Woman: Heartless
and Black Panther: Sins of the King
starring Emmy-nominated William Jackson Harper, among others. About Boat Rocker
Boat Rocker (TSX: BRMI) is the home for creative visionaries. An independent, integrated global entertainment company, Boat Rocker's purpose is to tell stories and build iconic brands across all genres and mediums. With offices around the world, Boat Rocker's creative and commercial capabilities include Scripted, Unscripted, and Kids & Family television production, distribution, brand & franchise management, a world-class animation studio, and talent management through Untitled Entertainment. A selection of Boat Rocker's projects include: Invasion (Apple TV+), American Rust (Showtime), Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, CTV Sci-Fi Channel), Dear… (Apple TV+), Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (Apple TV+), The Next Step (BBC, Family Channel, CBC), Daniel Spellbound (Netflix), and Dino Ranch (Disney+, Disney Junior, CBC). For more information, please visit www.boatrocker.com. About AMC Networks
AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.