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Tatiana Maslany may have multiple characters in her BBC America series Orphan Black, but she'll have just one in Parks and Recreation. We're assuming, anyway. Details on Maslany's character are pretty slim right now, but we do know that she's set to play the love interest to one of Pawnee's best dressed citizens. If that doesn't clue you in, you haven't been watching enough Parks and Recreation! Get on that.
THR posted the news, stating that Maslany has booked a two-episode arc on Parks and Rec, playing a live interest for Azis Ansari's Tom Haverford. Beyond that, details about her role are being kept under wraps. Given how beautiful she is, it's not hard to see how she might catch Tom's eye, but it'll still be interesting to see how she fits into the show and what becomes of the relationship, which we can assume is short-lived, if it ever even takes off at all. Maybe she's just a girl he falls for and pursues. We can only guess until her episodes air. She's set to appear in episodes 5 and 6 of the upcoming sixth season, so we won't have to wait very long to see her.
THR notes that this is the most high-profile comedic role for Maslany, who's making a name for herself on the American-Canadian series Orphan Black, which is a sci-fi drama. But the actor apparently has some training in comedy and improv, which may serve her well in this role. Her other credits include The Vow, Diary of the Dead and the TV miniseries World Without End.
There've been a number of exciting guest star updates for Parks and Recreation, which is headed into its sixth season and also happens to be the only comedy returning to NBC's Thursday night line-up (new series The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves the World and Welcome to the Family will fill the other three 30-minute spots). Among those set to guest star on Parks & Rec, in addition to Maslany, are Kristen Bell and Henry Winkler, as well as Heidi Kium, Sam Elliott and Lucy Lawless, the latter of whom will presumably return to her role as Ron Swanson's girlfriend Diane. We also have the departure of Ann and Chris to anticipate, as stars Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe prepare to depart the series partway through Season 6. There are big things ahead and big guest stars, Maslany included!
Parks and Recreation returns Thursday, September 26.If you haven't seen Orphan Black, last I checked it was available on BBC America's OnDemand. The series has been renewed for a second season, which is expected to air Spring 2014.