First Image from Orphan Black Season 3 - Plus a Preview from the Director
Last season's finale of Orphan Black dropped some huge bombshells, including (spoiler!) a male clone line from Project Castor. In the first still from the upcoming third season, Sarah Manning comes face-to-face with one of the male clones:
In an interview with EW, director Graeme Manson discussed the clone who appears in the above picture: "The boy's name is Rudy. And obviously Rudy-or Scarface, as we call him in the writer's room-is not Mark, who is the other Castor clone that we've known before. So immediately that poses a bunch of questions for us: How are they different? How are they the same, these brothers? And what the heck is Mark up to? Is Mark a traitor? Is Mark undercover? Like everyone else on Orphan Black, Mark has divided loyalties."
He also spoke about the male clones' significance to the overall plot, as well as their potential to be the next season's villains: "Are these guys going to break the bonds of our sisters? Because this does remain Sarah Manning and her sisters-this does remain their story. So is the threat that these guys pose-will it bring them together or will it break the bonds? They are definite pressure, and within the season again, Sarah is the lynchpin... She's going to be leading her sisters and protecting her family. And that's the drive. She's the one that the audience roots for, so when these guys show up, it's fantastic that we've got this new diverse villain in the form of clones-villains or whatever they may turn out to be."
He also answered (or didn't answer) the other most burning question from the second season finale: will we see Rachel again after she (spoiler!) was stabbed in the eye with a pencil? "I suppose the main question for Rachel is, how deep did that pencil go?"
And will there be another female clone this season? Once again, Manson stopped just short of spoilers, "There is always the possibility of a new clone in Orphan Black."
And finally, on potential sightings of Donnie's tighty-whiteys: "It's safe to say whenever Kristian Bruun is on screen there is a good chance he'll be wearing tighty-whiteys, even on his head."