Have we got news for you, Clone Club! Now, there may not be any crazy science-making involved, but the cast of Orphan Black will be reuniting for a two-episode virtual table read! Deadline tells us that the BBC America sci-fi thriller will be streaming said read from the official Orphan Black Facebook page on Sunday, May 17th. The cast will be reading episodes 106 and 107 – titled “Variations Under Domestication” and “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner,” respectively.
Of course, we can expect star and Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany to be present. Maslany will be reprising her roles as Sarah, Alison, Cosima, and Helena. In addition, Maria Doyle Kennedy is returning as Mrs. S, Jordan Gavaris as Felix, Dylan Bruce as Paul, Evelyne Brochu as Delphine, and Kristian Bruun as Donnie. Rounding out the cast is Kevin Hanchard as Art, Josh Vokey as Scott, Michael Mando as Vic, Inga Cadranel as Angela, Eric Johnson as Chad, Natalie Lisinska as Ainsley, and Maslany’s acting double Kathryn Alexandre. Orphan Black creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett will also be in attendance.
Now, the virtual table read will benefit two charity organizations – CenterLink and Sistering. Viewers will be encouraged to donate to said charities. CenterLink benefits over 250 LGBTQIA+ organizations across the globe. Sistering Toronto supports at-risk women and the trans community, which is especially crucial now with the Coronavirus pandemic. Below, Maslany explains how the virtual table read idea came to fruition:
Kristian Bruun and I started talking about the idea of doing an OB reunion back when everything had shut down. We wanted to show love to Clone Club and help raise some money for people who are disproportionately affected during this difficult time.
In addition, Orphan Black released a teaser trailer to celebrate the impending virtual table read. Maslany, Bruun, and Gavaris are joined by the rest of the cast as they give fans the low-down on what’s to come. Maslany even flawlessly adopts the specific accents she utilizes for the core quartet – Sarah, Alison, Cosima, and Helena! I can’t wait to watch her read for each part and observe how she transitions between these characters. Check out the 30-second teaser below, Clone Club!
Are you excited for a much-needed Orphan Black reunion? Sound off in the comments, folks! Be sure to tune in on Sunday, May 17th at 3pm ET for a two-episode virtual table read that’ll surely make you nostalgic for the good ol’ days!
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