Dylan Bruce isn’t wasting any time searching for his next job. The actor was written off of “Orphan Black” Season 3 on Saturday, but it seems he’ll continue to work in the sci-fi genre. He just booked a gig on NBC’s “Heroes Reborn,” which will premiere this fall.
SPOILER WARNING: Major spoilers for “Orphan Black” Season 3, episode 6, are below!
The 35-year-old actor is best known for his role as Paul on BBC America’s clone drama “Orphan Black.” Bruce had been a series regular since the show’s debut, and fans were shocked when he was suddenly killed in Season 3, episode 6. Paul was determined to save Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) from Project Castor. He got her out and went back with a grenade to kill himself and attempt to kill Dr. Coady (Kyra Harper) and Rudy (Ari Millen).
Bruce revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he had been told last summer that he would leave the show, so he wasn’t shocked. However, he was sad to leave his character behind.
“I hope that I’m now cast as a bad--- for the rest of my acting career,” he laughed. “He was definitely a fun character to play, I really had fun researching him and researching military guys and how they operate and how they think. It was just a really, really life-altering experience that I’ll never forget.”
His role on “Heroes Reborn” is top secret, according to Deadline, but it certainly has the potential to be a character similar to Paul. IGN reports that the re-launched series will show people with powers have gone into hiding since the original drama ended in 2010. Still, there are plenty of people hunting for them. Bruce might be playing a hunter or he might get to experience what it’s like to have people coming after him.
“Heroes Reborn” does not have an official premiere date, but it is on NBC’s fall schedule in the 8 p.m. timeslot on Thursdays. “Orphan Black” airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. EDT on BBC America.