Amazon has made a deal with BBC to exclusively carry the Orphan Black series starring Tatiana Maslany for Amazon Prime Customers. Season one is already available to stream and future seasons will be added as they air.
If you haven’t yet watched the first season of the series, now’s the time as season 2 starts April 19th.
The deal is the latest in the Amazon/Netflix/Hulu war to get exclusive shows in the hopes of gaining more customers. Amazon is already the exclusive subscription streaming home of PBS’ Downton Abbey, FX’s The Americans, CBS’ Under the Dome and upcoming Extant as well as hit shows like Veronica Mars and Justified. Prime Instant Video also has an exclusive collection of kids shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Blue’s Clues.
In addition, Amazon has also recently gotten into the ‘original series’ market adding many shows created exclusively for the service. If you haven’t yet checked them out, it’s a good time to do so. We recently watched the whole series of Alpha House (starring John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, Mark Consuelos with cameos by Bill Murray) and loved it.
Are you planning on catching up on Orphan Black? Have you watched Alpha House? Let us know in the comments below!