SDCC 2013: Orphan Black Interviews & Nerd HQ Panel

Last year, my favorite show on TV met its end but I didn’t have to wait long to find a new TV love. As soon as Orphan Black premiered on BBC America in March of this year, I was an immediate member of the Clone Club! Initially, I wondered why more people weren’t watching this amazing cast with Tatiana Maslany’s incredible turn as Sarah and 6 other clones at its core.

nerdhq13homepageBut I spoke too soon as social media is wonderful thing at times. Once the buzz caught fire it blazed a trail across the Internet, landing Maslany a much-deserved Critics Choice Award for Best Drama Actress but not an Emmy nod (boo!).  It was an Orphan Black convention for me;  we hit up the cast’s very first con panel ever at Nerd HQ, caught up with the creators of the series, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett in an intimate roundtable a day before chatting with cast members Jordan Gavaris and Dylan Bruce to learn what’s in store for our clones and their cohorts in Season 2.

We also discussed what Graeme and John think of the Hollywood machine (including Tatiana’s Emmy snub), the intricacies of filming multiple characters with only one actress, the complex storylines the writers tackle and how certain characters received their names. Listen to the interview below:

The next day, we filled in for our friends who weren’t clones and couldn’t be in two places at once. We had the opportunity to speak with Jordan Gavaris, who plays Sarah’s fantastically flamboyant foster brother (say that three times fast!), Felix and Dylan Bruce who plays her shady new lover/monitor, Paul. They were both a delight – especially when recalling Jordan’s love of Taylor Swift among other things! Check out our interview below:

But that wasn’t the end of the OB goodness! As soon as Nerd HQ announced they were having a panel with the cast – I was on it like white on rice and rewarded with a front row seat to what I think was the best panel of the convention (not counting the Loki madness of Hall H since I wasn’t there for it). There were many, many laughs and a truly genuine reaction from Gavaris – who looked to get very teary eyed at all the love. Check out the photos and panel below plus tune into BBC America in April 2014. It’ll be a long wait but well worth it!


Reporter: Sharlene Mousfar
Photo Credit: Sharlene Mousfar & Mirjana Vuga


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