Clone Club, ready for even more clones? That’s what’s coming in Orphan Black season 3, as the season 2 finale introduced the male clones of Project Castor (played by Ari Millen, who until then was only known as the Prolethean Mark). How do the male clones differ from the female clones? Is Rachel alive or dead? What’s Delphine’s new job? Recent spoilers have addressed all those questions.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Orphan Black is coming back for a third season, with the male clones set to play a big part. Millen has spoken to TVGuide.com about the Castor clones, and he has teased that they’re self-aware and were raised in the military.
“We don’t have the reveal of, ‘Oh, you’re cones. But what we do have is the camaraderie, the brotherhood, the frat-boy-esque [relationship]. We’re a very close-knit unit, so the fun part for me was finding how these guys jerk around with each other and how they can express their brotherhood.”
However, not all the male clones feel that way, as Millen explained that Mark wants something very different and away from Castor.
“Mark very much wants a simple life. He wants out of castor, he just wants a family, everything he doesn’t have. Moving forward we’re going to see that the things he wants aren’t going to come easily.”
The Orphan Black season 2 finale saw Rachel get a pencil to her eye, and one of the unanswered questions at the end of the season revolved around the pro-clone. Is she alive or dead? Will she be sporting an eye-patch in season 3? Executive producer John Fawcett has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Rachel is alive and will be struggling with what that pencil did to her.
“How do you take someone like that and then f— them up? How do they respond to that? This is someone who has a ton of power, really, and thrives on [being above the other clones]. Now to be less than perfect and to have her authority and power stripped from her, that’s an interesting journey that character could be on this year.”
So who’s gaining power as Rachel loses it? That would be none other than a certain monitor who already works there, as EW has also reported that Delphine takes over Dyad in Orphan Black season 3, as Fawcett teased that this could mean trouble for “Cophine.”
“Delphine’s job responsibilities have changed mainly because there is a position that has been vacated, because of the fall of Rachel. Someone has had to step into Rachel’s chair, which may interfere – in a large degree – in her relationship with Cosima.”
Could Delphine’s new position perhaps be a good thing for Cosima? After all, last she was seen, she was dying.
For now, while you wait for those answers, you can watch a fun video from BBC America below in which Evelyne Brochu answers fan questions.
Watch the season 3 teaser below as the clones, both male and female, offer a tease of what’s to come.
Orphan Black season 3 premieres Saturday, April 18 at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
[Image via BBC America]