'Orphan Black's' Tatiana Maslany Joins 'Captain Canuck' Animated Web Series

Tatiana Maslany Headshot - P 2012

Tatiana Maslany Headshot - P 2012

The star of the BBC America sci-fi series will take an unspecified voice role in an adaptation of the iconic Canadian superhero.

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany has jumped aboard the Captain Canuck animated web series.

The star of the BBC America sci-fi drama will take an unspecified voicing role in the five-episode online series from Captain Canuck INC and animation partner Smiley Guy Studios.

“We were really looking for a very specific quality for this role. It carries a lot of weight and strength, and Tatiana delivers that in spades,” said Paul Gardner, creative director, in a statement Monday.

The animated adaptation of the iconic Captain superhero earlier booked another local sci-fi series star, Laura Vandervoot of CTV's Bitten.

Other earlier casting includes Kris Holden-Reid voicing the Captain, while archrival Mr. Gold will be voiced by Paul Amos (Lost Girl).

The web series production follows Mind’s Eye Entertainment developing a live-action feature film adaptation based on the Captain Canuck comic book series.

Arne Olsen, whose screen credits include Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Cop and a Half, is penning the movie script.

No word on which Canadian actor will don head-to-toe figure-hugging rubber to play the Captain Canuck character.