Three years after the final episode of Orphan Black, BBC America announced that the cast of Orphan Black will reunite for a table reading of episode 6 and 7 of the first season. The analysis of “Variations Under Domestication” and “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner” will stream live on the Orphan Black Facebook page on May 17. According to TVInsider, the reading is set to coincide with the Mental Health Awareness Month and the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. During the event, the audience will be encouraged to support CenterLink, which provides support to 250 LGBTQ community centers, and Sistering, a multi-service agency in Toronto for trans people.
According to Nerdist, confirmed are cast members Tatiana Maslany (Stronger), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander), Jordan Gavaris (Maya Dardel), Kristian Bruun (Carter), Kevin Hanchard (Born to Be Blue), Dylan Bruce (Midnight, Texas), Evelyne Brochu (A Brother’s Love), Josh Vokey (Mismatch and Lighter), Michael Mando (Better Call Shaun), Inga Cadranel (Dangerous Seduction), Eric Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Natalie Lisinska (Fairfield Road). Executive producer Kerry Appleyard, co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, writer Will Pascoe, and co-producer Mackenzie Donaldson will also be present. All cast members will reprise their original roles and for the fans’ greatest pleasure, Emmy-winning actress Maslany will appear as Alison, Cosima, Sarah and Helena.
#OrphanBlack is BACK.
— Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) May 11, 2020
“Kristian Bruun and I started talking about the idea of doing an Orphan Black reunion back when everything had shut down. We wanted to show love to Clone Club and help raise some money for people who are disproportionately affected during this difficult time.”, said Maslany in a statement, “We chose two charities, CenterLink and Sistering Toronto. CenterLink supports over 250 LGBTQ community centers across the world. Our LGBTQ fans have always been deeply important to us. Sistering Toronto helps at risk, socially isolated women and trans people in Toronto, who are certainly in dire need right now of support, resources, and healthcare.”
Orphan Black aired from 2013 to 2017 and supported the LGBTQ+ community for 50 episodes. The show starts as Maslany’s character, Sarah, realizes she is a clone after running into her doppelgänger at a train-station. After Sarah takes her clone’s identity, the show’s plot gains more complexity and Maslany will assume multiple roles.
The virtual table reading will take place on May 17 at 12 p.m.