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Regina's Daniel Maslany plays struggling trumpet player in new CBC show

A new CBC show called Four in the Morning features a Regina actor with a familiar last name.

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Daniel Maslany plays Bondurant, a struggling trumpet player in Four in the Morning. (CBC)

A new CBC show called Four in the Morning features a Regina actor with a familiar last name.

Daniel Maslany, who is the younger brother of Emmy-nominated Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany, stars in the show which airs Fridays at 9 p.m. CST on CBC television. Maslany grew up in Regina and is now living in Toronto.

The show bills itself as "an unconventional comedy spiked with a touch of magical realism. The show follows four friends in their twenties as they navigate life at the unpredictable, emotional, but illuminative hour of 4 a.m."

Maslany stars alongside Lola Tash, Michelle Mylet and Mazin Elsadig.

Cast members of Four In The Morning (left to right) Michelle Mylett, Mazin Elsadig, Daniel Maslany and Lola Tasht. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Handout (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Maslany said he relates to his character, Bondurant, a performer and Prairie boy who has moved to Toronto.

"He's a struggling trumpet player who is very passionate and eccentric and theatrical and says what he feels as he feels it in the moment," he said.

Maslany comes from a theatre background, so he said he was really excited when reading the scripts because it's written like a play: fast-paced and sometimes bizarre.

"They were really specific early on in the audition process that they wanted it fast and big and sharp: kind of like performance style," he said. "So I went into a kind of caricature of people that I knew or characters that I had seen before. And it really is maybe more theatrical than characters I've played in theatre."

Daniel Maslany stars in the new CBC series Four in the Morning. (Kevin Van Paassen Photography)

Maslany said his family is excited about his new project. He said art runs through the family, adding his brother is an illustrator. 

"We're all very close and supportive of each other in our creative endeavours," he said, adding that he practiced lines with his sister when he was first auditioning for the role.

To go along with the debut of Four in the Morning, Maslany said he's also in an upcoming movie called Goliath. The filming just wrapped up and the movie's set to hit screens in fall 2017.

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