Orphan Black Season 2: Who All Is Coming Back?

Orphan Black Season 2 CastIn announcing that production on Season 2 of the acclaimed (though not acclaimed-enough) Orphan Black starts today, BBC America also confirmed some returning players.

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In addition to busy, busy Tatiana Maslany (as Sarah, Allison, Cosima et al), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Dylan Bruce (Hot Paul) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (the mysterious Mrs. S), Kevin Hanchard and Michael Mando are set to reprise their respective roles as Unnamed City Detective Art and Sarah’s violent yet forever mutilated ex, Vic.

No huge surprises, but still, good info to know. Additional casting for Season 2, which bows in April 2014, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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The network’s official synopsis for the clone drama’s sophomore run, meanwhile, reads:

“Season 2 hits the ground running with Sarah in a desperate race to find her missing daughter Kira (played by Skyler Wexler). Her scorched earth tactics spark a war with pro-clone Rachel, dividing and imperiling all the clones. As Sarah discovers more about her past, mysterious newcomers appear, but can they be trusted?”


To that posed question, we will hazard a “Aw, hell no they can’t.”



Comments (52)

  • The wait for this show is seriously going to kill me. I binge-watched the entire first season a few weeks ago to see what all the hype was about. I am loving its awesomeness and was *SO* bummed to learn that S2 doesn’t return until April!

    Comment by Aprilcot – September 25, 2013 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any word if Evelyne Brochu will be back as Delphine?

    Comment by Addison – September 25, 2013 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hopefully! I would love more Delphine and less Vic…

      Comment by Emily – September 25, 2013 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Same. I feel like Vic is the weakest point in the show.

        Comment by Rook – September 25, 2013 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • x3

          Comment by yo – September 25, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • X4

            Comment by Leigh – September 27, 2013 10:02 AM PDT  
      • I actually like Michael Mando a lot and he is good in the role but I agree they should give him more to do. More Evelyne Brochu is always a good thing though.

        Comment by Lisa – September 25, 2013 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Evelyne confirmed to a fan at TIFF that she’ll be back.

      Comment by Julia – September 25, 2013 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • the creators confirmed at FanExpo last month that she will indeed be back for season 2

      Comment by liz – September 25, 2013 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She’ll be back, she confirmed it herself.

      Comment by manu (@324B21) – September 25, 2013 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh gosh, anything about this show will do. You can even put just the name of the show up with an ellipsis or something and I’d view and comment on it. That’s how crazy obsessed with it I am.

    Comment by Marc – September 25, 2013 08:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s not an unnamed city…. It’s Toronto. They’ve been quite explicit in mentioning very specific neighborhoods, showing the skyline, etc, but if you’re unfamiliar with the city, I guess it might seem like it’s meant to be a generic place.

    Comment by CJ – September 25, 2013 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, he is right. It’s an unnamed city. They don’t exactly hide that it’s Toronto but they also aren’t confirming that it is Toronto. It could be NYC or Toronto (even though we know its filmed in Toronto and can see things we recognize like the CN tower) In the first ep, the train station they pull into is called Brixley or something. But actually its filmed at Union Station. If it was explicitly Toronto why wouldn’t they just call it Union? As well, they use a weird Driver’s License that isn’t Ontario but is similar. Again, why change it if you are explicitly Toronto. There are a bunch more weird things like this where they hide that it’s Toronto. But there are others where they mention things that relate to Toronto (Paul’s flight was getting into Pearson, they use neighbourhoods like Scarborough) but overall they haven’t confirmed a city.

      Comment by Addison – September 25, 2013 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think Allison was mentioned living in Hamilton….

      Comment by Shaun – September 25, 2013 08:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually, it was Scarborough, which is even closer to TO than Hamilton is.

        Comment by Elle – September 25, 2013 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No producers specifically said it’s a no name city, it’s just filmed in Toronto.

      Comment by knd – September 25, 2013 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this show and can’t wait for it to come back! I was kind of hoping we’d seen the last of Vic though. He is just annoying.

    Comment by Aimee – September 25, 2013 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Helena HAS to come back. She’s my soul sistra :)

    Comment by Sara – September 25, 2013 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOVE that scene! especially when Helena doesnt believe Amelia is her birth mother…… obsessed with this show…………

      Comment by Millie Medland – November 7, 2013 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t they do a Christmas/Holiday episode like the other BBC shows? It can be a stand-alone one. Just to tide me over.

    Comment by K – September 25, 2013 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • its Canadian, so no. Its just not their style. And it would mess with the overall structure of the narrative. The story doesn’t really cater itself to a ‘special’

      Comment by liz – September 25, 2013 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show is set in New York, which has been hinted at many times throughout the show. Also, it cannot possibly be Toronto (or anywhere else in Canada) because I clearly remember a scene in which Mrs. S shows Sarah that she owns a rifle and says something to the effect of “That’s the good thing about this country…” So it’s definitely America. ;)

    Comment by SJ – September 25, 2013 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s not New York – in the first episode when Sarah arrives there’s an announcement saying that the next train leaves for New York, so that can’t be where it’s set. The writers have said that it’s just meant to be a generic North American town.

      Comment by Julia – September 25, 2013 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It could be upstate NY and the train goes to the city.

        I don’t care where it’s set, the show is so amazing it doesn’t need a town name.

        Comment by David4 – September 25, 2013 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • All cars license plates are from ONTARIO…

      Comment by Roger Canada – September 25, 2013 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thank you Roger Canada! All these conversations were making me crazy! I think the first or second episode we noticed all the tags were Ontario. Well, my calendar is marked for April -YIPPY!

        Comment by Mel – September 25, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • hahahahahahahahaha. You’re hilarious. It is *clearly* not set in New York.

      Comment by liz – September 25, 2013 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That is a great catch, but she wasn’t referencing the US so much as referencing the anti-gun laws in the UK. Also, the repeal of the registered rifle law that occurred in Canada over a year ago. The show is set in a ‘Gotham’. Not any particular city currently in existence. It was originally – unapologetically – set in Toronto but following the shooting of the first 2 episodes, there was a decision made to be less specific, while not hiding Toronto.

      Comment by Jen – September 25, 2013 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Am I the only one who remembers talk about Allison living in Westchester? Near the beginning of the series? I always assumed NY after that.

        Comment by Lisa – September 25, 2013 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Alison lives in Scarborough, Ontario.

          Comment by Mike – September 25, 2013 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Yes to Mike. At one point Felix clearly references Allison as living in Scarberia, a common Toronto reference to Scarborough.

            Comment by Mmex – September 26, 2013 10:27 AM PDT  
  • Michael Mando is a good actor but Vic seems unnecessary at this point.

    Comment by A – September 25, 2013 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. I think that was the disappointing part of the news.

      Comment by Ryan – September 25, 2013 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen. Boring, useless character.

      Comment by manu (@324B21) – September 25, 2013 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NEEDS more Evelyne Brochu.

    Comment by manu (@324B21) – September 25, 2013 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yes definelty,…… and more COPHINE!! they left it on such a cliffhanger :( cannot wait for april……….

      Comment by Millie – November 7, 2013 08:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I actually like Vic, but I’m not sure where they would go with him. Paul on the other hand I could do without.

    Comment by Cece – September 25, 2013 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I feel the same. At least Michael Mando can act.

      Comment by manu (@324B21) – September 25, 2013 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They really should do away with Paul, started to get bored of him when he stopped being Beth’s “boyfriend”. Sarah can do better and Dylan Bruce is the weakest actor on the show, IMO.

      Don’t mind Vic but it’s not like the character has much of a purpose. And Evelyne Brochu’s name needs to be there.

      Comment by kimmy – September 25, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I disagree. At least he’s on Sarah’s side against TPTB. His character hasn’t been fully fleshed out yet. We were in the dark for so long as to exactly what he was. Now we know he was her handler, but is having serious qualms about what they are doing to the clones.

        Comment by Mel – September 25, 2013 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m just not interested in his backstory or him being conflicted about working for Neolution. At all. Maybe if Paul was played by a slightly more capable actor I’d actually give a damn. So in my eyes he’s nothing more than a love interest for Sarah and eye candy, totally dispensable.

          Comment by kimmy – September 25, 2013 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • What do you think about Delphine then? Because you could easily insert “a love interest for Cosima” and “female eye candy” and you’ve also just pinpointed her entire character. Mysterious backstory they’ll no doubt force down our throats, conflicted about working for Neolution, blah blah blah.

            Comment by Hannah Jane – September 25, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  
          • Paul and Delphine have the same potential as characters. The difference is that Evelyne Brochu is charismatic and is a fantastic actress. Dylan Bruce is neither.

            Comment by Mike – September 25, 2013 06:33 PM PDT  
          • I personally can’t stand Evelyne as an actress. She does little other than stare around with her mouth open and make overdramatic doe eyes. Yawn. Dylan’s work improved over the season once they gave him more to do (and similarly, figured out the direction Paul’s character was heading in), while Delphine has been wishy washy and useless at best. To each their own.

            Comment by Hannah Jane – September 25, 2013 06:49 PM PDT  
          • @Mike Exactly. I actually like Paul for the potential presented – but the actor won’t deliver. Vic, on the other hand, is an awful character, but Michael Mando is great in the role. Delphine has as much potential as Paul, as they have similar storylines, but Evelyne Brochu is in a whole other level when it comes to acting.

            Comment by manu (@324B21) – September 25, 2013 06:53 PM PDT  
          • I agree. Dylan Bruce has ONE facial expression. That didn’t change throughout the season and Paul was the monitor who was given more to do. The guy playing Donnie is doing a LOT more with a LOT less. Evelyne Brochu is a pretty high in demand actress right now here in Canada. Her films are constantly showing at international film festivals and critics love her. She was also TIFF’s Rising Star this year (Tatiana Maslany was in that spot last year). The show is pretty lucky to have Tatiana, Evelyne and Maria Doyle Kennedy on board. Jordan Gavaris is also doing a fantastic job. Bruce seems to be that guy who is only there because of his looks.

            Comment by Lisa – September 25, 2013 07:18 PM PDT  
      • Agreed. It’s embarrassing to watch him alongside Tatiana Maslany.

        Comment by Mike – September 25, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • idk i happen to think dylan improved a tiiiny bit throughout the season but paul became less tolerable and completely useless. it was the complete opposite with evelyne. I didn’t even come to like delphine until episode 9 even though have always thought she was good in the role. I dont really mind paul and kinda like him with sarah sometimes but dylan bruce is definitely the weakest actor on the show.

        Comment by Sookeh – September 25, 2013 08:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE this show! Can’t wait for season 2. And Jordan Gavaris is kinda cute on the show but he’s is a hottie in this video.

    Comment by Kristoffer – September 25, 2013 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait til season 2 starts. I m glad everyone is back. I want see more about the mystery and meet more clones. I like relationship between Paul and Sarah. And Felix and Alison hope they continue them.

    Comment by Alexis – September 29, 2013 11:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great show! Can’t wait for season 2!

    Comment by Crina – October 5, 2013 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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