One of the most informative Comic-Con panels from this past weekend was the one held by the cast and team behind Orphan Black. The upstart Space & BBC America show has been met with critical acclaim and has left fans salivating for tidbits about the third season.
Here are some of the highlights:
– Co-creator John Fawcett said that one of his favourite moments from the second season was Helena finding romance with a tow truck driver (played by SUITS‘ Patrick J. Adams). According to castmember Kristian Bruun who recently ran into Adams at a Toronto restaurant, the actor has said that he welcomes the opportunity to make a return appearance.
– Co-creator Graeme Munson said that there the writers have discussed meeting Alison’s mother in the third season and said that Catherine O’Hara would be their dream actress for the role.
– The showrunners initially had planned to kill Mark off in the sixth episode of the second season and decided against it. The move proved to be wise as the character played by Ari Millen will play a major role when the show comes back. Tatiany Maslany said that she enjoyed working with the actor from the moment she started working with him. “He just had this well of depth,” she said.
“We knew we wanted to introduce project Castor. It was part of our long-term plan, but we did not know who that was going to be — whether that was someone who was going to come from our ranks, or whether that was going to be someone new,” Manson elaborated. “And it was largely John [Fawcett] directing Ari that was instrumental in saying, ‘We can’t kill this guy.'”
– The panelists talked fondly of a funny moment about when Tatiana Maslany’s mother visited the set and seemed confused whenever her daughter was dressed as Sarah. Even though she knew that Maslany played multiple characters on the series, she thought that she looked the most like Sarah in real life.
– The creators confirmed that the plan for the third season is in place. “It’s pretty set,” Fawcett said. “How we get there changes constantly, and it evolves and gets more complex. As we get more story behind us, it becomes clearer.”
Tags: BBC America, Orphan Black, Space Channel