Gather ’round sestras and brothersestras alike: we’ve got a real fun video for you after the veritable Orphan Black draught we’ve experienced since the end of season three. And—hoo boy—did we sure get a lot of knowledge dropped on us during the BBC America’s PaleyFest panel from this weekend.
With so much left up in the air heading into season four, most of the stars are looking for a bit of stability for their characters—a breather, if you will. Especially Felix and Donnie. But it seems as though that’s far from the likely possibility: after all, we’re returning to those pesky Neolutionists now that they’ve (uh, spoiler alert?) been revealed as the most nefarious baddies out there. “We’re going back to the beginning, so we’re going to need a bit more Hanchie [actor Kevin Hanchard, who plays Detective Art Bell],” co-creator Graeme Manson explained.
Also slated to return? “I have seen Ari Millen on the call sheet, so [Project Castor] will be back,” Manson added. OoOoOoh! Tell us more. (We know you won’t though, it’s fine.)
But it wasn’t all about feminism—let’s see Cosima outside of her relationships!—identity, nature versus nurture, and mystery on the panel. There was also talk about expanding the universe beyond its Hot Topic clothing collection, podcast, Funko dolls, and comic book series. “There is some talk about a video game,” said Manson.
Need more Orphan Black in your life? Check our our SDCC panel with the cast—complete with Donnie and Alison twerkin’:
Image Credit: PaleyFest/Yahoo!
Alicia Lutes is the Associate Editor of The Nerdist, resident Orphan Black expert, and 100% in favor of a Donnie/Felix bromance. Join her on Twitter, sestras (@alicialutes).