Orphan Black cast to reunite for a special two-episode virtual table read

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Orphan Black, Tatiana Malsany, reunion

Attention esteemed Clone Club members, your ship has finally come in!

BBC America has announced that the cast of ORPHAN BLACK will soon reunite for a virtual two-episode table reading. This momentous occasion is happening on the series' official Facebook page this Sunday, May 17, at 12:00 p.m. PT, so be sure to mark your calendars and set your smart phone alarms accordingly!

The reunion arrives just in time to draw attention toward Mental Health Awareness Month in May and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. During the reunion, viewers will be invited to donate to CenterLink, a charity supporting over 250 LGBTQ community centers globally, and 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,” said Tatiana Maslany, the multi-role and absurdly talented star of ORPHAN BLACK. “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.”

Naturally, Maslany will reprise her roles as the clones Alison, Cosima, Sarah and Helena for the two-episode reunion. Ah, but the fun doesn't stop there. She'll also be joined by ORPHAN BLACK cast members Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Dylan Bruce, Evelyne Brochu, Josh Vokey, Michael Mando, Inga Cadranel, Eric Johnson and Natalie Lisinska for the event. Also set to attend the charity-focused virtual table read are Maslany’s acting double Kathryn Alexandre, as well as series co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, executive producer Kerry Appleyard, writer Will Pascoe and co-producer Mackenzie Donaldson.

For the reunion, the cast of ORPHAN BLACK will read the scripts for Episode 106, “Variations Under Domestication,” and Episode 107, “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner.” In addition to the table read reunion special, BBC America announced the the original series will be made available to stream for free courtesy of the studio's website. You'll have to watch quickly though, as the deal only lasts for a total of two weeks.

Source: Twitter

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