‘Orange is the New Black’ Meets ‘Orphan Black’ in ‘Orphan is the New Black’ Mash-Up

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

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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