From a media release:
âˆ’ EmmyÂ®-nominated writer Semi Chellas consults on Season 4 â€“
âˆ’ New directors include Peter Stebbings and David Wellington â€“
â€“ Joel Thomas Hynes joins cast as Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kevin Hanchard, Ari Millen, Josh Vokey, and Skyler Wexler return â€“
Space, Temple Street Productions, and BBC America announced today that production has begun on Season 4 of the critically acclaimed original Canadian series,Â ORPHAN BLACK. Season 4 sees the return of the phenomenalÂ Tatiana MaslanyÂ to her Golden GlobeÂ®Â and EmmyÂ®-nominated role as multiple characters on the CSA and Peabody Award-winning seriesÂ ORPHAN BLACK. The third season of this mind-bending thriller plunged into the clone sisterhood, as they came together to combat the new line of male â€œCastorâ€ clones and their journey towards the truth of who, and what they are. In Season 4,Â Sarah returns home from Iceland to track down an elusive new ally tied to Bethâ€™s past. Sarah follows Bethâ€™s footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent new enemy, and uncovers a horrifying new facet of the conspiracy. The 10-episode fourth season shoots in Toronto on location and in studio until March 2016, and is set to premiere in Spring 2016.
This season onÂ ORPHAN BLACK, the near constant terror pushes everyone to their limit, particularly Sarahâ€™s daughter, Kira. Under pressure, Sarahâ€™s old habits begin to resurface. The clones are pulled in disparate directions and Sarah finds herself estranged from the loving relationships that changed her for the better.
Returning toÂ ORPHAN BLACKÂ this season are fan-favouritesÂ Jordan GavarisÂ as Sarahâ€™s battle worn foster brother Felix;Â Kristian BruunÂ as Alisonâ€™s incredibly devoted husband Donnie;Â Maria Doyle KennedyÂ as Sarah and Felixâ€™s fiercely loyal and stouthearted foster mother Mrs. S;Â Kevin HanchardÂ as Art, a detective torn between being a good cop and his loyalty to the clones;Â Ari MillenÂ as a new type of clone;Â Josh VokeyÂ as Scott, science geek and confidante to Cosima; andÂ Skyler WexlerÂ as Sarahâ€™s daughter Kira. Also returning this season is James Frain as Ferdinand, an intimidating and scheming executive;Â Alison SteadmanÂ as Kendall Malone, â€œthe originalâ€ for both Leda and Castor clones; andÂ Rosemary DunsmoreÂ as Susan Duncan, Rachelâ€™s adoptive mother and one of the leading scientists of Project Leda. Joining theÂ ORPHAN BLACKÂ cast this season isÂ Joel Thomas Hynes(REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) in the role of â€œDizzyâ€, an edgy, self-reliant hacker who doesnâ€™t conform to group mentality.
Spearheaded by co-creator Graeme Manson, the writing team includesÂ Russ Cochrane,Â (ROOKIE BLUE);Â Alex LevineÂ (FLASHPOINT);Â Aubrey NealonÂ (SAVING HOPE);Â Kate MelvilleÂ (DEGRASSI);Â Chris RobertsÂ andÂ Niko TroubetzkoyÂ (THE LISTENER). Returning to direct is co-creator John Fawcett, along withÂ David FrazeeÂ (FLASHPOINT);Â Aaron Morton(SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED);Â Ken GirottiÂ (VIKINGS, RESCUE ME); andÂ Grant HarveyÂ (BITTEN). New to the series to direct isÂ Peter StebbingsÂ (KILLJOYS) andÂ David WellingtonÂ (SAVING HOPE, QUEER AS FOLK). At the start of the season, EmmyÂ®-nominated Canadian writerÂ Semi ChellasÂ (MAD MEN) consulted.