For those who have been waiting for Orphan Black season 3, the April 18 premiere date feels like it’s a long way off. We haven’t seen a ton for the upcoming episodes, and what has dropped in our laps has been more ominous and moody than informative. But the BBC America series is back with this full trailer for the third season. Check it out below. There may be some spoilers if you’re not 100% caught up.
The big reveal of season 2 was that the Clone Club—Sarah, Allison, Cosima, Helena, all played by brilliantly by Tatiana Maslany—are not the only set of identical clones lurking out there. There are some new kids in town in the form of the highly trained, militaristic male clones, known as Project Castor, all played by Ari Millen. You get to see a lot of them in this video. The upcoming episodes promise to throw the women of Project Leda into the deep end to see if they can survive—you also get a lot of that in this trailer as well.
After raining on DYAD’s parade, the clones are on their way to discovering what they think is the truth about who and what they are. But Helena’s been kidnapped, there’s a mysterious book that could have the answers, Cosima’s health is failing, there’s the evil clone Rachel (Maslany) to contend with, and of course the new guys. And Allison is neck deep in all kinds of suburban soccer mom problems. It’s not going to be easy, and we’ll have to wait and see if Sarah can rally the troops to put an end to all this madness. You can rest assured that it’s not going to be easy.
Season 3 of Orphan Black should be a damn good time. It’s really just hitting its stride, and we can’t wait to see where it goes. And this is going to be even easier than ever. Not only will the new episodes air on BBC America, but they’ll be broadcast simultaneously on all of the outlets AMC Networks owns. This includes IFC, WE TV, Sundance TV, and, perhaps most importantly, AMC itself.
The network has had big ratings success with the likes of The Walking Dead, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad, and while they’ve dabbled in developing sci-fi programs, they’ve never really brought any to fruition. In a perfect world, airing a genre program like this, one that is already up and running, will hopefully get them a taste for sci-fi and maybe we’ll see more of this kind of programming in the future.