New ‘Orphan Black’ Season 3 Clip Introduces Sarah to ‘Scarface’ Clone
Not that it needed another, but Orphan Black Season 3 has made a strong selling point of its male clones, each promising as much character diversity as Tatiana Maslany‘s many roles. We’ve seen plenty of footage and teasers, but watch Sarah officially meet her male counterpart in a new clip from the April 18 Orphan Black Season 3 premiere!
Informally known as “Scarface,” male clone Rudy (Ari Millen) puts on his best Joker impression to meet Sarah Manning, letting on that he knows far more about her life and family than any of the Project Leda girls know of their Castor counterparts. It doesn’t take long for Sarah to lose her temper, but what secrets might the demented Rudy still be concealing?
So reads Orphan Black’s official breakdown of the new male recruits:
MARK (Ari Millen), one of the newly discovered Castor clones, was a loyal follower of the late Prolethean leader Henrick Johanssen. When the Prolethean Ranch was burned down by Helena, Mark vanished with Johanssen’s waifish daughter Gracie, who he’d fallen deeply in love with. But as one of many male clones created by the military, the question remains, who is Mark? Why was he with the Proletheans? And in the face of this newfound love, where do his allegiances lie?
RUDY (Ari Millen), aka Scarface, is the often brutal and crazed Castor clone with a sleek mohawk and a menacing scar that adds to his intimidating exterior. Raised under the military’s unforgiving supervision, Rudy is a trained master fighter. Possessing a fierce loyalty to his clone brothers that matches Sarah’s conviction, he is ruthless and lethal if put to the test. Just how far is he willing to go to save those he’s sworn to protect?
SETH (Ari Millen) is a mustachioed Castor brother who may not be the sharpest clone in the pack. But what Seth lacks in smarts, he makes up for in obedience to his superiors, and admiration for his elder brother, Rudy — who sometimes uses Seth’s devotion to sway and manipulate him.
MILLER (Ari Millen) is the spit-and-polish Castor soldier with a prosthetic leg. No longer assigned missions in the field, Miller is bitter but loyal. Refusing self-pity, he focuses his efforts on climbing the officer ranks.
Here’s how BBC-A describes the new season overall:
After neutralizing the threat by the DYAD Institute (the company that monitored them) – Sarah, Helena, Cosima and Alison (Maslany) are finally all united in their journey towards the truth of who and what they are. But new discoveries that include Helena’s kidnapping, a book that could contain the answers to their existence and the most shocking discovery of them all – a set of treacherous male clones with an unknown agenda – will test how tight their new bonds are.
No sooner has Sarah caught her breath after a stealthy escape from DYAD and the ruthless clone Rachel (Maslany), she is called upon to face the crazed, captive Castor clone, Rudy (Millen). But it is the discovery of Helena’s disappearance that spurs Sarah into action, rallying her sisters in the quest to reunite their clone family, and find peace once and for all.
Their greatest threat is a band of highly trained soldiers – identical brothers dubbed Project Castor. Unlike the sisterhood, Mark, Rudy, Seth, Miller and others (Millen) grew up together, fully aware of who and what they are. Developed by the military, this wolf pack was raised as regimented clones – singular in thought, movement and allegiance. Hell-bent on kicking up dirt, they’re dispatched to tackle their mission from all sides. But differences in approach betray cracks in their armor, and may be the very thing the sisters need to escape their clutches.
The sisters will need all the help they can get. With Cosima’s fluctuating health and no known cure for the mystery illness that ails her, she is holding onto life by a thread while nursing a broken heart left by her scientist lover Delphine (Evelyne Brochu). Can she find a cure in time to save herself and her sisters? As the turbulent world of Alison turns, she faces fresh suburban woes and new marital challenges with lovable oaf of a husband Donnie (Kristian Bruun). How far will Alison go to keep up the façade of her cookie cutter life? Sarah’s torn between her desire for a life with daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) and Kira’s father Cal (Michiel Huisman) and the urge to protect her foster family – loyal and feisty brother Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and mother Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy). But Mrs. S’s betrayal may cause her to turn her back on the only mother she’s known.
As for the new faces this year, Shameless star Justin Chatwin will play Allison’s high school flame Jason Kellerman, while True Blood vamp James Frain will provide a deadly threat to the girls as “cleaner” Ferdinand. Additionally, Black Swan star Ksenia Solo will portray Cosima’s healer friend Shay, joining Warehouse 13 alum Kyra Harper as the military’s Dr. Coady, and Earl Pastko as Ferdinand’s bodyguard “Bulldog.” Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman will also return as Sarah’s baby-daddy Cal, while Evelyne Brochu is confirmed to reprise her role of Cosima’s scientist lover, Delphine, now leading the Dyad in Rachel’s absence.
You can check out the new clip above, along with the latest trailers and premiere clip below! What else might we see before Orphan Black Season 3's April 18 premiere?