"Orphan Black" returns this June for one final season, and I had the chance to interview the cast one last time on stage at this year's PaleyFest. Fans were given a bonus treat: An early screening of the show's Season 5 premiere.
One of the most innovative shows on television, "Orphan Black" earned an Emmy last year for star Tatiana Maslany, who has wowed audiences for her portrayal of multiple clones on the show, each with their own distinct personality. The entire cast was a joy to interview, and their tight bond made the conversation a pleasure to moderate. (They're mostly Canadian, after all!)
My pal Diane has a full roundup of Tweets and more from the panel here, while Hanh wrote up the panel for IndieWire; an excerpt:
In attendance were Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ari Millen, Josh Vokey, Maslany’s acting double Kathryn Alexandre and co-creators and executive producers Graeme Manson and John Fawcett.
The panelists had literally finished their final day of shooting the morning before, and were therefore exhausted and not just a little emotional. Thrilled to be together again after wrapping, the cast and producers were game to share behind-the-scenes stories, their thoughts about being on the show and tiny hints of what’s to come.
Cast and Producers’ Favorite Clones: Rachel (1), Sarah (2), Katja Obinger (1), Helena (2), Crystal (1), MK (1), Cosima (2). Maslany couldn’t pick just one, so she picked Allison, Helena and Rachel.
A few pics from the stage: