From a media release:
Space, Temple Street Productions, and BBC America announced earlier today that production has begun on Season 3 of the critically acclaimed original Canadian series, ORPHAN BLACK. Season 3 sees the return of the phenomenal, Golden GlobeÂ®-nominated Tatiana Maslany, who has portrayed an astonishing, nine, distinct â€œLedaâ€ clones to date, as well as the male â€œCastorâ€ clones revealed in the Season 2 finale, played by series regular Ari Millen. Season 2 of ORPHAN BLACK reached a total of 832,000 viewers and more than 3.7 million unique viewers each week. Throughout its Season 2 run, Space was the #1 specialty network in audience across all key demos in its timeslot. The 10-episode, one-hour drama shoots in Toronto, on location and in studio, until March 2015, and is set to premiere in Spring 2015.
Returning in a lead role is Ari Millen, who plays the newly discovered male clones; Mark, the Prolethean cult follower and Rudy, a prisoner of war. Also back this season is Jordan Gavaris as Sarahâ€™s fiery foster brother Felix; Dylan Bruce as Paul; an army officer working for secret forces in the clone world; Maria Doyle Kennedy as Sarah and Felixâ€™s duplicitous foster mother Mrs. S; Evelyne Brochu as a Dyad scientist and Cosimaâ€™s lover Delphine; Kevin Hanchard as Art, a detective caught in the clone trap; ZoÃ© De Grand Maison as Gracie, a Prolethean escapee, and Michiel Huisman as Cal, father to Sarahâ€™s daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler).
ORPHAN BLACKâ€™s second season brought new, more treacherous, enemies to light, culminating in a shocking finale with the reveal of the new male â€œCastorâ€ clones. Season 3 plunges the clone sisterhood into unexpected territory with the realization that theyâ€™re not alone. Just when they thought they knew their enemies and allies, Season 3 reveals our clones are more vulnerable than ever before with the highly trained, identical male-soldiers complicating matters. And though Sarah, Cosima, Alison and Helena realize they are stronger together than they are apart, this season will put that bond to the test.
Adored by fans and critics alike in more than 170 countries, ORPHAN BLACK earned a Peabody Award and an outstanding 10 Canadian Screen Awards in 2014. Lead actress Tatiana Maslany has received two, back-to-back Criticsâ€™ Choice Awards for Best Actress, a TCA Award for Individual Achievement, a Young Hollywood Award, a Gracie Award, and nominations for both the Golden GlobeÂ® and Peopleâ€™s Choice Awards.