There’s never a dull moment on BBC America’s sci-fi series ‘Orphan Black’ and the trailer for Season 3 proves that the action will not slow down when the series returns next month.
If you recall, the Season 2 finale have the sister clones (all played by Tatiana Maslany) facing a new game changing threat: a line of male clones (played by Ari Millen) who were created by the military under the Project Astor Initiative. Not only that, one of their own is now in military custody betrayed by someone close to the sisters.
BBC America released the first trailer for the return of ‘Orphan Black,’ but if you aren’t caught up yet, you may want to skip the rather detailed synopsis for Season 3 and the trailer below as it does contain some spoilers:
After neutralizing the threat by the DYAD Institute (the company that monitored them) – Sarah, Helena, Cosima and Alison (Maslany) are finally all united in their journey towards the truth of who and what they are. But new discoveries that include Helena’s kidnapping, a book that could contain the answers to their existence and the most shocking discovery of them all – a set of treacherous male clones with an unknown agenda – will test how tight their new bonds are.
No sooner has Sarah caught her breath after a stealthy escape from DYAD and the ruthless clone Rachel (Maslany), she is called upon to face the crazed, captive Castor clone, Rudy (Millen). But it is the discovery of Helena’s disappearance that spurs Sarah into action, rallying her sisters in the quest to reunite their clone family, and find peace once and for all.
Their greatest threat is a band of highly trained soldiers – identical brothers dubbed Project Castor. Unlike the sisterhood, Mark, Rudy, Seth, Miller and others (Millen) grew up together, fully aware of who and what they are. Developed by the military, this wolf pack was raised as regimented clones – singular in thought, movement and allegiance. Hell-bent on kicking up dirt, they’re dispatched to tackle their mission from all sides. But differences in approach betray cracks in their armor, and may be the very thing the sisters need to escape their clutches.
The sisters will need all the help they can get. With Cosima’s fluctuating health and no known cure for the mystery illness that ails her, she is holding onto life by a thread while nursing a broken heart left by her scientist lover Delphine (Evelyne Brochu). Can she find a cure in time to save herself and her sisters? As the turbulent world of Alison turns, she faces fresh suburban woes and new marital challenges with lovable oaf of a husband Donnie (Kristian Bruun). How far will Alison go to keep up the façade of her cookie cutter life? Sarah’s torn between her desire for a life with daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) and Kira’s father Cal (Michiel Huisman) and the urge to protect her foster family – loyal and feisty brother Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and mother Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy). But Mrs. S’s betrayal may cause her to turn her back on the only mother she’s known.
The hits keep coming for the girls but their commitment to this new family is as important as ever. No clone can do it alone, and Sarah must align with unlikely bedfellows in order to take on what is yet to come… and hopefully, discover the truth – her truth – along the way. How far are they willing to go to save each other and protect their families?
AMC Networks (the company that now has operational control of BBC America) has decided to celebrate the Season 3 premiere of ‘Orphan Black’ by simultaneously airing the episode on all their AMC networks. That means besides BBC America, fans can watch the series on AMC, IFC, SundanceTV and WE. So depending on your TV package, you won’t have to wait until it streams on the internet the next day to watch it.
So mark your calendars as the start of a different type of Clone Wars begins on ‘Orphan Black’ on Saturday, April 18 at 10pm ET.