From a media release:
âˆ’Â Additional cast members announced for ORPHAN BLACK Season 3 include Kyra Harper, Earl Pastko, and Ksenia Solo â€“
âˆ’ Produced byÂ Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC America, ORPHAN BLACK Season 3 premieres in Spring 2015Â â€“
Space, BBC America, and Temple Street Productions announced earlier today thatÂ James FrainÂ (INTRUDERS) has been cast in Season 3 of the critically acclaimed Canadian original series,Â ORPHAN BLACK. Also announced as new Season 3 cast members are Canadian actorsÂ Kyra HarperÂ (WAREHOUSE 13), Ksenia Solo (LOST GIRL), and Earl Pastko (MURDOCH MYSTERIES). The announcement comes hot on the heels of theÂ recently announcedÂ addition of Canadaâ€™s ownÂ Justin ChatwinÂ (SHAMELESS) to the cast. Season 3 of the 10-episode, one-hour series is currently in production, and scheduled to premiere on Space in Spring 2015.
James Frain joins the cast as Ferdinand, a well-educated, Topside â€œcleanerâ€ who is at the same time both charming and intimidating. Ferdinand is a powerful player in a secretive, multi-national political faction that operates with questionable ethics and a ruthless modus operandi.
Featured in a guest starring role this season is Justin Chatwin as Jason Kellerman. With rugged good looks and street-smarts, Jason isÂ a savvy drug-dealer in the guise of a charismatic businessman.
Ksenia Solo plays Shay, a beautiful, soulful, and compassionate holistic healer with a great sense of humour, and new friend to Cosima (Maslany). Kyra Harper is Dr. Coady,Â a ruthless doctor and advisor to the military. Coady is outwardly the soul of reason, but her maternal, nurturing manner conceals an agenda that even her superiors do not suspect. Earl Pastko joinsÂ ORPHAN BLACKÂ as Bulldog, the silent, imposing, and violent personal bodyguard to Ferdinand. Communicating with his boss by looks only, Bulldog carries out the dirty work of his shady employers.
Starring Golden GlobeÂ®Â nomineeÂ Tatiana MaslanyÂ as the â€œLeda Clonesâ€,Â 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 played byÂ Ari Millen. 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 the clones as more vulnerable than ever before, with the highly trained, identical male-soldier â€œCastor Clonesâ€ complicating matters. And though Sarah, Cosima, Alison, and Helena realize they are stronger together, this season puts that bond to the test.