BBC America’s ‘Orphan Black’ Adds ‘True Blood’s’ James Frain

Sci-fi action drama starring Tatiana Maslany returns for Season 3 in Spring 2015

Last Updated: November 25, 2014 @ 1:38 PM

James Frain (“Intruders”) has joined another BBC America series.

The actor was cast on the network’s critically-acclaimed clone drama “Orphan Black” on Tuesday, which returns for Season 3 in 2015. He will play a charming, intelligent and intimidating character named Ferdinand on the series, which stars Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany in many different roles.

In addition to playing an assassin on BBC America’s “Intruders,” Frain has appeared in “True Blood” as Franklin Mott, on NBC’s short-lived superhero drama series “The Cape” and will appear in Season 2 of HBO’s “True Detective.” Frain’s feature film credits include 2014’s “The Architect,” which co-stars Parker Posey.

Frain is one of several actors signed for “Orphan Black’s” upcoming season. Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”) recently joined in a recurring role as Jason Kellerman, a savvy drug-dealer in the guise of a charismatic businessman. Ksenia Solo (“Black Swan”) will play Shay, a soulful and compassionate holistic healer, and Kyra Harper (“Warehouse 13”) will play Dr. Coady, a ruthless doctor and military advisor to the military.

BBC America’s original series is co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. Temple Street Productions produce, with Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier executive producing.

Agency for the Performing Arts, Independet Talent Group and Untitled Entertainment represent the actor.

“Orphan Black” returns for Season 3 in Spring 2015.

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