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The Canadian clone chronicles just ended last night, but creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson are already talking about how eager they are to return for a feature.
“Grame and I have always loved the idea of potentially doing a feature film,” Fawcett told Entertainment Weekly. Talking to Deadline, he echoed the same point, saying, “I don’t see that in the near, near future, but something that we’ve certainly always talked about and talked about as a group amongst the cast.”
He added, “It’s something that we aspire to at some point.”
Fawcett and Manson already have some ideas about what that movie might be about, too, based on the direction of last night’s series finale.
During the finale (which Cheryl will be covering in more detail next week), we see clone Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) and her partner Delphine (Évelyne Brochu) embark on a journey to find the remaining 274 Leda clones around the world and inoculate them against the illness that almost killed Cosima. If Orphan Black were to continue, Fawcett said, this would be a fruitful place to go.
“Certainly I love thinking about where Delphine and Cosima are going to have to go and the kinds of women they’re going to meet in their journeys and their travels,” he said. “We’ve spent so much time creating diversity in our Leda clones and making all these different individuals that represent all sorts of aspects of the world and culture and society that just thinking about that makes me think there’s all these other stories to tell.”
What do you think? If (or when) the Leda ladies return, what stories do you still want to see from them? We’ve already seen an amazing variety of clones, from slackers to soccer mums to a transgender man. It’s fascinating to imagine who else might be out there. Who do you want to see?
Personally, I kind of just want a Desperate Housewives style spinoff about Alison’s completely normal suburban life. Though something fleshing out the Castor clones more would be neat, too.