Tatiana Maslany is back at work playing multiple unforgettable characters on BBC America’s Orphan Black season four. The network announced filming is now underway on the upcoming season which will consist of ten 60-minute episodes. Filming will take place through March 2016 and the fourth season is expected to premiere next spring.
For those keeping track, Maslany played seven clones in season three. Over the course of the series, she’s played 13 different clones.
“Orphan Black has touched a remarkable chord with fans the world over and continues to delve into provocative subject matter with a sure and entertaining touch,” said Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager, BBC AMERICA. “Tatiana’s performance is quite frankly phenomenal, proving quite convincingly, there is nothing else like Orphan Black on television, and no one like Tatiana Maslany.”
“The cast and crew of Orphan Black are thrilled to start work on season four of our critically-acclaimed series,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of Orphan Black and co-presidents of Temple Street Productions. “The show continues to engage more fans from around the world with our gripping storyline led by the stellar Tatiana Maslany.”
Also returning for the fourth season are Jordan Gavaris as Felix, Maria Doyle Kennedy as Mrs. S, Kristian Bruun as Donnie, Kevin Hanchard as Art, Skyler Wexler as Kira, Ari Millen, and Josh Vokey as Scott. James Frain will also be reprising his role as Ferdinand, Allison Steadman is back as Kendall Malone, and Rosemary Dunsmore returns as Susan Duncan. New to the cast is Joel Thomas Hynes as Dizzy, “an edgy, self-reliant hacker who doesn’t conform to group mentality.”
Graeme Manson and John Fawcett created the series, with Manson writing and Fawcett directing.
The explosive third season plunged the clone sisterhood into dangerous territory where they faced the threat of extermination by forces old and new. Banding together, they defeated their most formidable foes – male clones who also happened to be their blood brothers. But while it appears their tactics and allegiances have left them all clear to move forward, the past will reappear to haunt their future.
Award-winning Maslany wowed audiences in season three, playing seven recurring characters including British street-wise chameleon Sarah, suburban drug-dealer and soccer mom Alison, love-struck scientist Cosima, Ukrainian wildcard Helena, disfigured professional Rachel, ghost Beth Childs – the detective who committed suicide at the inception of the series – and the newly introduced Krystal, a ditzy aesthetician trying her best to piece together the puzzle of her life.
Season four of the drama will see leader-of-the-pack, Sarah, reluctantly return home from her Icelandic hideout to track down an elusive and mysterious ally tied to the clone who started it all – Beth Childs. Sarah will follow Beth’s footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent new enemy, heading in a horrifying new direction. Under constant pressure to protect the sisterhood and keep everyone safe, Sarah’s old habits begin to resurface. As the close-knit sisters are pulled in disparate directions, Sarah finds herself estranged from the loving relationships that changed her for the better.
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