We officially call this meeting of the Clone Club into order!
Orphan Black, aka the most buzzed-about TV show of the year, made its Comic-Con debut on Friday, hosting a panel that included breakout star (and ridiculously Emmy-snubbed) Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris and Dylan Bruce, as well as showrunner Graeme Manson.
And being the ridiculously awesome show that it is, Orphan Black came ready to dish on season two, including when fans can expect the BBC drama to return…but fans might not like the answer!
Orphan Black, and Maslany’s many beloved clones, will return for its ten-episode second season in April 2014, with production starting up again on Sept. 23. So yes, that’s an eight-month wait. Go on, take a minute to cry/scream/punch a pillow. We’ll wait.
At least we were given some juicy scoop to make up for the clone drought we’re about to experience: Executive producer John Fawcett revealed it’s likely Maslany will be playing even more characters next season, saying, “We do like our clones! I don’t think anyone would be surprised if we unveiled a couple of new clones in season two. I don’t think that’s letting the cat out of the bag too much.”
The producers also addressed the possibility of doing a Beth-centric flashback episode, you know, prior to her jumping in front of a train in the pilot. Fawcett revealed the writers have had that discussion, but added, “I don’t know if you’re going to see it in season two.”
How in the hell did Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) survive that fall? When will John (Martin Freeman) realize that his best friend is actually alive? And just how awesome is Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany? These questions are already hastily being scribbled down in our nerd notebooks, because Sherlock and Orphan Black are both headed to Comic-Con this year, and we need answers.
EW.com is reporting that for the first time ever, the BBC series Sherlock will appear at San Diego Comic-Con in a couple of weeks. Before you get your Cumber-panties in a twist, we hate to inform you that neither Freeman nor Cumberbatch are scheduled to attend. But you get the next best thing: creators and executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, as well as producer Sue Vertue. If anyone has scoop on season three, it’s those guys. Exact time and locations for the Sherlock panel will be announced tomorrow.
Orphan Black, another huge BBC America hit, will also take over Comic-Con for the first time, TVLine.com reports. Critics Choice Award winner Tatiana Maslany along with fellow castmembers Jordan Gavaris and Dylan Bruce will join creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett on the panel to answer questions on the much-buzzed about first season and hopefully give some sort of glimpse at season two. The Orphan Black panel is happening on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m., Maslany in Room 7AB. Be there or be a clone.