If you are a fan of the sci-fi tv shows and haven’t seen ‘Orphan Black’, then you haven’t yet attained the elite status. It is unlike any other show that has been made before or will be made for at least the next couple of years. Created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, it follows the story of a group of women who are each other’s clones. They have to figure out who the enemy is and what they want from them, apart from butchering them one by one.
Manson is previously known for his work in shows like ‘The Bridge’, ‘Flashpoint’ and ‘Being Erica’. John Fawcett has served as a director of episodes of shoes like ‘Da Vinci’s Inquest, ‘Queer as Folk’, ‘Being Erica’ and ‘Lost Girl’. Both of them serve as executive producers, alongside Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier and Kerry Appleyard. Starring Tatiana Maslany, who received a much-deserved Emmy for her acting, ‘Orphan Black’ is a gem that you don’t want to miss out on.
Orphan Black Cast: Who’s in It?
Apart from having a plot that blows your mind, the biggest strength of ‘Orphan Black’ lies in its brilliant and talented cast.
The lead role(s) is played by Tatiana Maslany, who is the heart, soul and backbone of this show. She plays about a dozen characters in the run of five seasons. I don’t think any actress, or actor, has ever had the opportunity of playing the hero, the villain, the victim and the saviour, all in one story. For as many other actors there are, Maslany plays an equal number of roles! And what a marvellous job she has done with it. When one person comprises half of the cast, you can imagine how great they must be. She got “once in a lifetime” role and acted the hell out of it. Previously, she has worked on TV shows like ‘Heartland’, ‘Being Erica’ and ‘The Nativity’. Her film credits include ‘Diary of the Dead’, ‘Eastern Promises’, ‘The Vow’, ‘Stronger’ and ‘Destroyer’.
The role of Maslany’s sidekick is played by Jordan Gavaris. He portrays Felix Dawkins, Sarah Manning’s (the prime character of the show) foster-brother, whom she trusts more than anyone else. They have a strong relationship which is borne of their rough time in the streets. Apart from ‘Orphan Black’, Gavaris has appeared in ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’, ‘Cracked’ and ‘Take Two’.