Clone Club members get ready to dance like Sarah Manning and her crew of carbon copies — Orphan Black is returning to BBC America for a third season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network greenlit 10 more episodes of Orphan Black for spring 2015. This means fans will get to see if Helena manages to reunite with her sistas, save her Prolethean-implanted baby from the military, and sniff out her redneck boyfriend (first she has to get his trucker hat back). Of course, fans will also be interested in the race to find a cure for Cosima and the fate of Gracie, the poor Prolethean girl carrying her own father’s child.
At the end of Season 2, fans saw Gracie flee from her freaky artificially-inseminating family with a male clone named Mark (Ari Millen). Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett revealed that Mark and his bro-clones will play a big part in the Season 3 plot:
“A lot of the things that we put in motion at the end of season two are obviously big story components going forward and new pieces to the puzzle. We believe in giving the audience answers, but we have our mysteries and we want to earn the answers. This is kind of a new aspect to the larger puzzle that is ‘Orphan Black.'”
Maybe the introduction of a few of Mark’s Project Castor brothers will distract from the many unsolved mysteries presented during Season 2 of Orphan Black.
Actress Tatiana Maslany would probably appreciate it greatly if the Orphan Black writers created a Clone Club for Men for the show to focus on during Season 3 — it would give her a break from working five times as hard as most actresses by playing five different characters (and sometimes even more). That Clone Club dance scene at the end of Season 2 was short and sweet, but Maslany told Entertainment Weekly that it took two days to shoot (and it didn’t even feature one-eyed Rachel!).
Tatiana Maslany’s hard work has paid off — her amazing ability to bring multiple characters to life on Orphan Black has made her a fan favorite for the Emmys. However, as Yahoo! TV points out, the actress did get snubbed by the Emmy Awards last year. This was a huge blow to a talented star, who could have been nominated in both the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actress categories.
If Maslany doesn’t get to take home a golden winged woman clone this year, at least the Orphan Black renewal news gives her and her fans a reason to party like they’re part of a clone sisterhood. Perhaps Tatiana should respond to an Emmy snub by begging the writers to add a few more female clone character to Season 3 of Orphan Black. She’ll be hard to ignore if she’s playing 20 different people.
Do you think Maslany deserves an Emmy for her Orphan Black roles?
[Photo courtesy of Steve Wilkie for BBC America via Metro]