Tonight we enter a new phase in the world of Orphan Black as a male clone begins to take over part of the spotlight. How will a new male clone affect the clone sestrahood of Sarah Manning as we enter Season Three? More to the point, how will the fans of the show–the Clone Club–respond to what must be less Tatiana Maslany? It all sounds a bit risky but we’ll see how Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, will face off against clone brothers Mark, Miller, Rudy, and Seth tonight as Orphan Black returns to BBC America.
Actor Ari Millen takes on the male TV role of a lifetime playing all of the Castor clones–creepy, scary and unsettling characters–thwarting the efforts of the women clones to learn more about the circumstances leading to their creation. No doubt the addition of multiple men clones will give some kind of well-earned break in the Season Three shooting schedule to Maslany, the hardest working actress anywhere for the past two years.
With the typical BBC series lasting only two or three years, will the same happen for Orphan Black? Maslany is rumored to be the star of the first Star Wars spin-off movie, directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards, expected to begin production next April for a December 2016 release. Recently Maslany reportedly dropped a role in an April timeframe play for a conflict–could it be that she will enter the big-time at the top of a Star Wars film? Wouldn’t it be great if Lucasfilm and Disney pull something from the past and tap her to play the Emperor’s Hand–Mara Jade–or at least someone equally awesome?
Enough speculation! Let’s check out some previews to Season Three of Orphan Black, after the break:
And who can’t get enough of Michelle Forbes in another genre series after such memorable roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Battlestar Galactica, while at the same time starring in The Returned on the A&E Network and the Playstation TV production Powers.
Set the DVR now–Orphan Black airs tonight at 7 p.m. Central on BBC America.