New ‘Orphan Black’ season two information surfaces, including news on more clones and Cosima’s health


orphan-black-season-twoOrphan Black took the world by storm when it was released by BBC America earlier this year. Orphan Black centers around Sarah, a street-wise drug dealer and all-around troublemaker who finds her life thrown into a tizzy after discovering that she is one of multiple clones living around the planet, all being watched, monitored, and potentially hunted by unknown enemies. As the clones begin to come together, so does the information surrounding who and what they are.

BTJA 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television AwardsSeason one was an unexpected smash hit for the BBC scifi drama, which is now headed into production for its highly anticipated second season. TV Guide recently interview Tatiana Maslany, the show’s lead actress, about the multiple characters she plays in the show and what watchers can expect from season two.

On how trademarking the clones will play out for the freedom of our favorite characters:

It resonates differently for each of them. There’s something about that idea of ownership over your body that I feel is quite resonant to women. It’s so interesting that it’s in the context of clones, but it’s all women dealing with this idea of, “Do I own my body? Is my body mine? Who am I if I don’t own my body? Who am I if somebody else has decided all this stuff?” I think Sarah is a fiercely rebellious person, so anybody putting her in a box is when she’ll lose her sh–. Cosima is fascinated with this concept because of the science of it and because of the way that she can break things down and understand them better. Alison bought into it. It’s cool that they all deal with it very differently.

Sarah’s focus will shift toward finding her daughter and escaping the craziness that has become to consume her life:

Yeah, I think [she’s] claiming something for herself, re-claiming her life. That all involves Kira and Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and whatever Mrs. S’ (Maria Doyle Kennedy) deal is.

Show fans are the only ones afraid for Cosima’s life. Maslany is just as nervous for the character, who began to show signs of a mysterious sickness toward the end of season one:

I’m scared for her. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’d be really sad to lose her if that happened. It makes it very tense. The stakes are so high because we’ve seen them die from this already — Katja didn’t die from it, but she would have. It’s that panic that could set in for all of them: “Who’s the next one to go?” They’re kind of — not dispensable — but they’re mortal.

The biggest question on everyone’s mind: will we see more clones in season two? Seems likely:

I mean, it’s a clone show, so it’s probably going to happen. But I don’t know any specifics, which is frustrating because I’d love to get going on them a little bit. But I really just trust the guys to come up with whatever they come up with. It’s always going to be great. They’re as interested in stretching the form and stretching the characterization, so I think they’ll really go for it, whatever it is.

You can read the entire interview on TV Guide!


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