The excellent Orphan Black has started casting up for its upcoming third season.
The Mary Sue reports that James Frain (Intruders, True Blood), Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, Lost Girl), Kyra Harper (Warehouse 13) and Earl Pastko (The Sweet Hereafter) have been cast to join the most excellent BBC America show.
Frain guest stars as “Ferdinand, a well-educated, “cleaner” who is both charming and intimidating. Ferdinand is a powerful player in a secretive, multi-national political faction that operates with questionable ethics and a ruthless approach,” while Solo is “Shay, a soulful and compassionate holistic healer with a great sense of humor destined to become a new friend to Cosima Niehaus (Tatiana Maslany).”
Chatwin will play “Jason Kellerman. With rugged good looks and street-smarts, Jason is a savvy drug-dealer in the guise of a charismatic businessman.”
On the villain side, Harper will be playing “Dr. Coady, a ruthless doctor and advisor to the military. Coady is outwardly the soul of reason, but her maternal, nurturing manner conceals an agenda that even her superiors do not suspect.” Finally, Frain is joined by “Bulldog, Ferdinand’s silent, imposing and violent personal bodyguard. Communicating with his boss by looks only, Bulldog carries out the dirty work of his shady employers.”
With one or two minor wobbles, the second season of Orphan Black saw the show continue to go from strength to strength. We can’t wait for the clones to come back.
Orphan Black will air on BBC America in 2015. Read our interview with star Tatiana Maslany in the SciFiNow annual, on sale now.