There will be a new clone in town when Orphan Black returns for a fourth season in April, and we’ve got some intel -- as well as a couple of teasers and 2 new pics -- about what to expect from the newest member of the Clone Club.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Orphan Black co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson gave the 411 on M.K., the newest clone to be portrayed by Tatiana Maslany (who is already playing Sarah, Cosima, Alison, Helena, Rachel and a few others) who is described as a very mysterious and traumatized clone with a deep past. Manson explained the dynamic she’ll share with Sarah as such:
“She comes out of the shadows and for the first time we’re meeting someone who knows more than us. Sarah is meeting a clone who has got more answers than she does, and yet she’s a slippery character.”
With Fawcett adding:
“And very elusive. And quite highly skilled and very smart. And it is interesting as Sarah tries to interact with this character who is almost kind of like a Deep Throat kind of character. What’s very cool about it is this is a clone who has been self-aware for some time.”
Apparently, M.K. has some vital information concerning the mystery surrounding Project Castor (the male clones played by Ari Allen) and Project Leda (the female clones played by Maslany), but she’s highly reluctant to share any info she has with Sarah, who's on a quest to find some answers about Beth Childs -- the clone seestra who started it all -- this season. Fawcett said:
“She’s very paranoid. She’s very security conscious. She knows more than Sarah does so she knows how dangerous the whole thing is. She’s purposefully avoided contact with the sisters to keep herself safe, and Sarah is now trying to draw her out of the shadows and trying to utilize the information that she has so that Sarah can follow her own mystery and fill in the blanks and protect Alison and protect Cosima from Neolution. But this girl is very unwilling.”
I'm sure you're all wondering by now what gives about the whole sheep mask? It’s about Dolly the Sheep. The cloned sheep. Mason revealed they went through 5,000 masks before settling on this one. Fawcett said:
“We wanted it to be spooky but kind of childlike at the same time. We wanted a little balance.”
Sarah, reluctantly return home from her Icelandic hideout to track down an elusive and mysterious ally tied to the clone who started it all — Beth Childs. Sarah will follow Beth’s footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent new enemy, heading in a horrifying new direction. Under constant pressure to protect the sisterhood and keep everyone safe, Sarah’s old habits begin to resurface. As the close-knit sisters are pulled in disparate directions, Sarah finds herself estranged from the loving relationships that changed her for the better.
Orphan Black will return in April on BBC America in the U.S. and Space in Canada.
(via Comic Book Movie)