All the 'Orphan Black' News You Can Shake a Clone (or Several) At
We have a wealth of Orphan Black articles and interviews hitting the web today, so I thought I’d do my best to round it all up for Clone Club convenience. Some spoilers if you’re not caught up to the end of Season 2.
First off, there’s Hit Fix’s live blog of the Orphan Black panel at the Television Critics Awards. Tatiana Maslany had to video herself in, as she was sick, but we hear from here, Jordan Gavaris, John Fawcett (one of the co-creators), and Ari Millen who plays Mark and will be taking on a MUCH larger role this coming season. Notable points:
- James Frain will be in Episode 1 of this season.
- Fawcett backs away from giving a solid yes or no to whether there are only two strains of clones, though they do have a plan for the series.
- Tatiana Maslany did improv in high school with Ari Millen so she was excited to get to work with him again.
- The weight of the events of the past two seasons will finally settle in for Felix, and he will start to ask his own questions.
- An old flame from Allison’s high school days will show up, which I don’t like since the Family Hendrix rapidly catapulted to the best part of the show last season.
- When out and about, fans most often call Ms.Maslany “Sarah” though Cosima and Allison are both popular as well. Not Helena. I’m betting it’s the hair.
The whole live blog is great, so if you’re curious for hints about what’s coming up next season and how excited the actors are for it, I’d check it out. It’s not especially spoilery, mostly they just reveal general news that could have been guessed from the end of last season.
Tatiana also did an interview with Elle magazine where she talks about her experience working on the show, what she feels the characters mean in the larger culture, and what keeps her going at work.
Finally, we’ve got a much more spoiler heavy feature in Entertainment Weekly which has more details about the new character in Allison’s life, some background on the Castor clones, Sarah’s mission this season, and a mystery character from a Season 3 trailer screened for journalists but not available online yet. If it pops up this weekend, I’ll update.
Season 3 of Orphan Black will be back on April 18th on BBC America. Try to find ways to keep yourself busy until then.