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'Orphan Black': Creators promise new bad guys and new clones

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We already made the big reveal last week that about a new clone named Jennifer Fitzsimmons being introduced on season 2 of Orphan Black, but the creators of the show — Graeme Manson and John Fawcett — may not be stopping there. The duo called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105), and when asked whether there may be even more clones introduced in season 2, they indicated that there indeed could be hope for additional sightings. “If one were going to go fishing for a new clone in our pond,” says Manson, “you might have a chance of catching another.”

But that’s not all Manson and Fawcett spilled. And you can hear the entire interview right here on the InsideTV Podcast. They also spoke about some of the new baddies we’ll meet in season 2. “We have some new bad guys that represent a new order of the Proletheans,” says Fawcett, “led by Peter Outerbridge who plays Henrik Johanssen.” Manson describes this new sect as “a little more new school. Tomas last season was very much sort of an old world order. And this year, the new Proletheans who elbow their way into the picture, they’re far more prepared to use science than Tomas, who stood in direction opposition to science.”

The pair also discuss the origin of the show concept and the casting process which nabbed them star Tatiana Maslany. “She was always there at the top of the pile,” recalls Manson. “She was there at the beginning and she was the last one standing at the end, absolutely head and shoulders above everybody. We’re just lucky to have her. The show doesn’t work without a flawless performance.” There’s much more from Manson and Fawcett, and to listen to the interview, just click on the audio player below.

But that’s not all! EW favorite Gillian Anderson also popped by the studio to chat about her new NBC hostage drama Crisis, her role on Hannibal, and, of course, all things X-Files (including the fact that when she first signed on as Agent Scully she thought the show was “cheesy”). It’s a freewheeling conversation with a longtime fave that you’ll want to check out for sure.

You can listen to the whole podcast by clicking on the audio player icon below. You can also download the entire podcast right here. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you. No iTunes? No problem. To send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. And to hear more interviews and television discussion and debate, check out Entertainment Weekly Radio on SiriusXM, channel 105.