Season 3 Casting Announcement

Orphanblackcasting Huge casting news from the set of Orphan Black Season 3: Give a warm #CloneClub welcome to Justin Chatwin, James Frain and Ksenia Solo! From the BBC AMERICA press room:

BBC AMERICA, in association with Space and Temple Street Productions, announced casting additions to the new season of Orphan Black. Justin Chatwin (Shameless) and James Frain (Intruders) join the channel’s hit original drama for its third season, which is currently in production and set to return in 2015.

Justin Chatwin joins in a recurring role as Jason Kellerman. With rugged good looks and street-smarts, Jason is a savvy drug-dealer in the guise of a charismatic businessman.  James Frain guest stars as Ferdinand, a well-educated, “cleaner” who is both charming and intimidating. Ferdinand is a powerful player in a secretive, multi-national political faction that operates with questionable ethics and a ruthless approach.

Also joining the cast this season is Ksenia Solo (Black Swan) as Shay, a soulful and compassionate holistic healer with a great sense of humor destined to become a new friend to Cosima Niehaus (Tatiana Maslany). Kyra Harper (Warehouse 13) will play Dr. Coady, 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. And rounding out the additions is Earl Pastko (Murdoch Mysteries) as Bulldog, Ferdinand’s silent, imposing and violent personal bodyguard. Communicating with his boss by looks only, Bulldog carries out the dirty work of his shady employers.

Ksenia Solo reacted to the announcement with a #CloneClub shoutout on Twitter: Orphan Black co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett shared a set selfie with Justin Chatwin: Ready for the return of Orphan Black, #CloneClub? Hit the comments below with cloneversation and season 3 speculation! Orphan Black returns to BBC AMERICA in 2015.