Despite plenty of peer pressure from the InnerSpace gang, Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris did not drop any significant spoilers during yesterday’s Orphan Black panel at Toronto Comicon. (Gavaris said there was a sniper rifle pointing at his head, ready to off him if he gave any secrets away.) However, the actors did give enough vague, circuitous insight into the next season to get us excited for the premiere on April 19. At one point, Orphan Black co-producer Graeme Manson also got up on stage to do some teasing—and some behind-the-scenes storytelling—of his own. Here are the most important things we learned from their chat.
1. Season two will go deeper into the clones’ individual worlds
While she wouldn’t give any details as to how this will actually happen, Maslany said the upcoming season will take us further into the characters’ distinct environments. “The worlds really expand,” Maslany said, “The amazing genre shifts that we have, as far as Alison’s world versus Sarah’s world—we really elaborate on those.”
2. Felix will (maybe) find love
“I think it’s safe to say yes,” Gavaris answered after a fan asked if Felix could potentially have a love interest in the next season. But it was a very squeaky, hesitant response. “The sniper rifle is literally pointing at my forehead right now,” he said.
3. Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris had instant chemistry
According to Manson, the show’s stars had never even said hello before performing together at an audition in front of “like 19 executives.” Their chemistry was so innate that Mansion said they both landed their parts within the first scene. “They had this total familial-type bond going on,” he said.
4. Evelyn Brochu’s part was written for her
Manson added that Evelyn Brochu was present at the same audition where Maslany met Gavaris, and they liked her so much they wrote the part of Delphine for her.
5. No one is safe
As Ajay pointed out, because Tatiana plays several different roles, one of the central clones could hypothetically get killed off without the main actor having to leave the show. “Is there a potential that we might say goodbye to some of the more central clones?” he asked. To which Manson, reluctantly, said “yes.”