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Parks and Recreation Casts Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany as a Love Interest for [Spoiler]

Parks and Recreation Tatiana MaslanyOrphan Black‘s chameleon-like leading lady Tatiana Maslany will flex her comedic muscles on Season 6 of Parks and Recreation.

Per our sister site Deadline, the actress will guest-star in two episodes of the NBC sitcom as a love interest for Aziz Ansari’s wannabe playboy Tom.

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Maslany — who has a background in improv — isn’t the only Orphan Black star keeping busy during the BBC America thriller’s hiatus. Dylan Bruce, who plays military man Paul, recently booked a role in Lifetime’s adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ novel Flowers in the Attic, as well as a small arc on The CW’s Arrow.

Parks and Recreation kicks off Season 6 with a one-hour premiere on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c.



Comments (34)

  • She can do comedy well, too! Her characterization on the dramedy Instant Star was awesome.

    Comment by taelor – August 21, 2013 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • But will she have multiple personality disorder?

    Comment by Steven – August 21, 2013 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but, yes, that’s exactly what is going to happen.

      Comment by Bob – August 22, 2013 06:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MORE TATIANA, MORE HAPPINES! :) Go, girl!

    Comment by Vlada – August 21, 2013 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news!

    Comment by Hamza – August 21, 2013 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • awesome!!! can’t wait!

    Comment by Elyse – August 21, 2013 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so freaking excited about this, one of my favorite actresses on my favorite show! I just hope the role’s more interesting than just “Tom’s love interest”

    Comment by Maris – August 21, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • come on, this is parks & rec we’re talking about. even jerry’s not to the dud he’s made out to be.

      Comment by cjeffery7 – August 21, 2013 10:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know, but usually Tom’s love interest are boring, I know they’ll probably give Tatiana something better to work with though, and even if they don’t, she can do magic with every role she gets so I’m still really excited

        Comment by Maris – August 22, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! Just a warm up until production for Orphan Black season 2 kicks off next month!

    Comment by manu (@324B21) – August 21, 2013 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She should be in everything, every show so the Emmys can’t deny her awesomeness.

    Comment by dude – August 21, 2013 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is… awesome.

    Comment by Dick Whitman – August 21, 2013 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The emmy snubs are gathering together. Love it. Maybe Jennifer Carpenter can come and drop some f-bombs too?

    Comment by Sarah – August 21, 2013 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Huh. Never pegged her for comedy although I don’t know why. Some of her scenes as Alison were hysterical.

    Comment by LDSK – August 21, 2013 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tom is the worst part of Parks and Rec. f

    Comment by Tom Sucks – August 21, 2013 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How does Ton get a y girls?

    Comment by Tom Is Ugly – August 21, 2013 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because Aziz is adorable.

      Comment by Mitholas – August 21, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Son, YES.

    Comment by Superhero – August 21, 2013 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nerdgasm.

    Comment by Donnie – August 21, 2013 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Two of my favorite girl crushes — Amy Poehler & Tatiana Maslany?!…. Yes, please!!

    Comment by Eliza – August 21, 2013 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very cool. Two of the best things on tv coming together.

    Comment by Kay – August 21, 2013 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She is a welcome addition to anything, but especially Parks and Rec. Wonderful casting!

    Comment by Smithy – August 21, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Meh…

    Comment by Alex – August 21, 2013 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Meh, yourself, dead-below-the-waist Alex.

      Comment by Bob – August 22, 2013 06:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And I thought she would play the Pawnee gang’s doppelgangers in that doppelganger episode. :))

    Comment by @philvic – August 21, 2013 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m calling it now. She’s playing Tom’s doppelgänger, so essentially, Tom’s going to fall in love with himself (as if he wasn’t already)!

      Comment by Jace – August 21, 2013 10:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Two words: Multiple Personality Disorder.

      Comment by Bob – August 22, 2013 06:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s all very nice. Parks and Rec is a great show. Good for them. But too bad she will not “flex her comedic muscles” on a different show, namely How I Met Your Mother. They went with someone her age to play the mother so since they did, too bad it’s not her because she has what I believe to be the right look.

    Comment by april-ann – August 21, 2013 07:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s amazing!

    Comment by mayiread – August 22, 2013 02:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just started watching Orphan Black…..she is AMAZING! Someone explain to me how she was not nominated for an Emmy?!! That is just mind boggling (though somewhat not surprising – the Emmy’s nominate the same crap over and over).

    Comment by Sara – August 22, 2013 05:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There was instantly THREE STRIKES against Tatiana Maslany from receiving the nomination:
      1.) Who the HECK is this new Candian chick?
      2.) Orphan Black is on BBC AMERICA!
      3.) Sci-Fi genre never gets nominations – even though they are genrally the most deserving in the acting cateogries!

      Comment by dsm – August 22, 2013 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She should get ALL the awards!

      Comment by MA – August 22, 2013 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sign me up!

    Comment by Bob – August 22, 2013 06:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whoa. I couldn’t even get to the article – just seeing “Parks and Rec” linked with “Tatiana Maslany” in the same headline caused my head to explode in a rain of glittery stars.

    Comment by Delia – August 22, 2013 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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