Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany will join Bryan Cranston in the stage adaptation of Network, opening on Broadway this fall!
Maslany will play the role of Diana Christensen, a ratings-obsessed, stop-at-nothing television executive who was brought to life on screen by actress Faye Dunaway in the original Oscar-Winning film. This will serve as the Broadway debut for the Emmy-winning actress, who recently appeared Off-Broadway in Tracy Lett’s Mary Page Marlowe.
Network follows the story of Howard Beale (Cranston), a news anchor who, due to failing ratings, is finishing out his last few weeks on the air. After declaring himself a “mad man” during a live, on-screen rant, Beale becomes an overnight sensation.
The show was a major success throughout its run in London, earning Cranston an Olivier for his portrayal of Beale. With an A-list cast, the Broadway adaptation is expected to be one of the hottest tickets in town for the fall theatrical season.
Network, directed by Ivo Van Hove, is set to open at the Belasco Theatre on November 10. An official opening is slotted for December 6.
Who is Tatiana Maslany?
Tatiana Maslany is a Canadian actress best known for her starring role in the sci-fi tv series Orphan Black (2013-2017). She has won several awards for her “Olympic-level acting” and portrayal of multiple characters in the Canadian series, including a Primetime Emmy, TCA Award, two Critic’s Choice TV Awards and five Canadian Screen Awards. Maslany is the first Canadian actor from a Canadian series to win an Emmy in a key dramatic category.
Maslany has appeared in several other tv series, including roles in Heartland, The Nativity and Being Erica. She has also made appearances on the big screen in films like The Vow, Eastern Promises, Diary of the Dead, Woman in Gold, and Stronger. Maslany has been in a relationship with Downton Abbey star Tom Cullen since 2011. The two met while on set in Budapest filming the miniseries World Without End.