Hey Clone Club, are you feeling a little lost without Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris and the rest of the Orphan Black crew? Well you’re about to get really Lost thanks to this casting announcement. As we’ve suspected for weeks (mostly thanks to leaked promos and not-so-tight lips), Shameless star Justin Chatwin is joining the third season of the original Space/BBC America production, but he’s not the only one. Beloved Lost Girl star Ksenia Solo is also joining the melee, along with with James Frain (Intruders), Kyra Harper (Warehouse 13) and Earl Pastko (Murdoch Mysteries).
Who else is pumped for another kickass gal to join the show?
According to Space, Solo will play Shay, “a beautiful, soulful and compassionate holistic healer with a great sense of humour and a new friend to Cosima.” Uh oh–anyone else thinking potential ripples for our lab-loving clone and her troubled relationship with Delphine (Evelyne Brochu)? And does anyone want to start taking guesses or bets on Shay’s potential hair colour?
As for the other additions (sorry, we’re just feeling the Canadian gal power today), their roles sound just as compelling.
Harper will play Dr. Coady, a ruthless doc and advisor to the military, which we all know will play a pretty big role in Season 3 with the revelation of the male clones at the end of Season 2. Naturally, the good doc will have to work on her bedside manner thanks to a hidden agenda that may or may not put Dr. Leekie’s to shame. Meanwhile, Frain will play Ferdinand, an educated cleaner with an imposing-but-silent bodyguard named Bulldog (Patsko), and Chatwin will play Jason Kellerman, a good-looking drug dealer who’s moonlighting as a businessman.
What are you most excited for in Orphan Black‘s upcoming third season? Looking forward to learning more about the male clones? Worried for Helena’s safety? Hoping Tony doesn’t come back anytime soon? Think Shay and Cosima might become more than friends? Share all of your clone-tastic thoughts and theories below.
Orphan Black returns to BBC America and Space in 2015. Lost Girl kicks off its final season on Dec. 7.
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