BBC America’s excellent clone drama Orphan Black is embarking on its third season and continues to be one of the best, most inventive shows on our TVs. There’s not a solid date for when we will see new episodes of the critically acclaimed, publicly under-watched series—some estimates say it won’t drop until summer 2015—but now we’ve got a new teaser just to keep your interest, and though it doesn’t reveal much, it’s kind of perfect.
When I say it doesn’t reveal much, I should say that this trailer doesn’t actually reveal anything, though there may be some hints buried in there for eagle-eyed observers. The spot juxtaposes the image of a cell dividing again and again over the haunting tones of Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me.” It gives you a sense of tone, and given the subject matter, the idea of Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), and all of her other clones, being their own people and not belonging to anyone else, is especially important. More than anything else, this video sets a mood for the upcoming season.
There’s not a ton to know about season three of Orphan Black at this point, but we have heard a little information. In the wake of season 2 reveals, the Clone Club discovers that they’re more vulnerable than ever before, and that they’re not the only ones kicking around out there. Just when they think they have a handle on who their friends and enemies are, all that could very well change. And the discovery of the identical male clones (played by Ari Millen) leads to a whole new slew of questions that need answers and problems that need to be solved. Who are they? Where did they come from? Who made them? And perhaps most importantly, why?
Also this season, the bond between Sarah, Allison, and Cosima (all portrayed by the dazzlingly talented Maslany) will be put through the ringer. Their connection has been tested many times before, but hasn’t been pushed to the brink that season 3 will take them to, and they’ll either be stronger than ever, or fall apart completely. There are going to be a lot of adventures to go on and mysteries for the characters to unravel.
We also know that we’ll see our fair share of familiar faces, as Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kristian Bruun, Skyler Wexler, Kevin Hanchard, and Zoé De Grand Maison are all set to reprise their roles. But don’t worry, there are also some new additions that will show up on the scene and cause all kinds of ruckus in the Orphan Black universe.