Orphan Black Cast Reuniting for Two-Episode Virtual Table Read
Variety is reporting that the Orphan Black cast will be reuniting for a two-episode virtual table read on the series’ official Facebook page this Sunday, May 17, at 12:00 p.m. PT in an effort to raise money for charity.
The Orphan Black reunion is timed to Mental Health Awareness Month in May and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Fans are invited to donate to CenterLink, a charity supporting over 250 LGBTQ community centers globally, as well as Sistering, a charity helping at-risk women and trans people in need of support, resources, and health care.
“We wanted to show love to Clone Club and help raise some money for people who are disproportionately affected during this difficult time,” series star Tatiana Maslany said. “In addition to raising funds, we hope that we can bring some joy to the fans, something intimate just for them, [to] make them feel connected to the Clone Club community even if we’re all far apart.”
Maslany will reprise her roles as the clones Alison, Cosima, Sarah, and Helena during the table-read. Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Dylan Bruce, Evelyne Brochu, Josh Vokey, Michael Mando, Inga Cadranel, Eric Johnson and Natalie Lisinska will also reprise their roles. Additionally, Maslany’s acting double Kathryn Alexandre will also attend, along with series co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, executive producer Kerry Appleyard, writer Will Pascoe, and co-producer Mackenzie Donaldson.
The reunion will cover Episode 106, “Variations Under Domestication,” and Episode 107, “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner.” BBC America also announced that the original episodes will be made available to stream for free on the studio’s website for the next two weeks.
Orphan Black received considerable critical and award attention. It earned a Peabody Award in 2014, and lead actress Tatiana Maslany has received a 2015 Emmy nomination for Best Actress, two Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Actress, a TCA Award for Individual Achievement, a Young Hollywood Award, a Gracie Award, two Canadian Screen Awards and Golden Globe, SAG and People’s Choice nominations.
Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street in association with BBC America and Space. Executive Producers are Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, and Kerry Appleyard of Temple Street, and Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. Orphan Black is distributed by BBC Worldwide.