Comic-Con: 'Orphan Black' Stars, Creators Tease Delphine's Possible Return, Season 4 Surprises

Tatiana Maslany reveals why her character Crystal came about thanks to a Comedy Central series.
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'Orphan Black'

The cast and creators of Orphan Black took part in a Comic-Con panel Friday in Ballroom 6, where talk inevitably turned to Delphine's (Evelyne Brochu) fate. 

Delphine was the victim of a possibly fatal gunshot wound in the season three finale, and moderator Retta (Parks and Rec) wanted to know whether the character would be returning for the BBC America drama's fourth season.

"Nobody's safe on the show, but she's Orphan Black dead," co-creator Graeme Manson said, leading to a groan from the audience.

Co-creator John Fawcett appreciated that fans have been so bothered by the Delphine twist. "It's great — I love that you're all up in arms about it," he said. "It's a mystery, guys. There's a reason why there's a mystery."

Fawcett and Manson promised that the next season would bring more details about Kira's (Skyler Wexler) backstory. "We have definite plans to get more answers about Kira in season four," Fawcett said, with Manson adding: "The most human part about her cant really be explained by science."

Star Tatiana Maslany revealed that her blonde clone character Crystal came from a surprising inspiration. "I don't think we [initially] knew Crystal was going to be a [long-term] thing — we thought she was just going to be a one-off deal," Maslany said. 

The actress explained that she had been watching a lot of episodes of Comedy Central's Kroll Show and would impersonate the Jenny Slate character Liz B. "[The writers] were like, 'Oh, that's cool — let's make that into a character," she said. "The fun thing was trying to find her humanity and bring her to the ground a little bit more." 

Retta praised the show for being LGBT-positive, although Manson looked forward to when the topic would no longer merit mentioning.

"We really decided we wanted to explore sexuality — it works with all the themes of cloning," he said. "But very purposely, we didn't want to put anyone's sexuality at the forefront. Television is getting much better at sexual representation — we should be beyond asking or caring. I think maybe that's what we're trying to do." 

During the panel, a blooper video was debuted, as were several fake trailers that used footage from the series in comedic ways. The videos can be seen below.

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