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First Look: Orphan Black 3×01

The clones find themselves in all sorts of trouble this season on Orphan Black.  Source: Provided
The clones find themselves in all sorts of trouble this season on Orphan Black. Source: Provided

It’s very easy to get lost within the world of Sarah Manning and her ‘seestras’.  Through a multitude of clones – Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Rachel, Helena and even Tony (all played by Tatiana Maslany) and secret government corporations and shady religious cults, words like Dyad, Proletheans, Leekie and Castro all began to become intertwined with one another.  For serious Clone Club card carrying Orphan Black fans, it’s easy to follow and understand but for fans like myself, we love the show but get to a point where we begin to ask “wait….is Dyad good?”

Oddly enough, with that surprise introduction of the male clones and the military based ‘project Castro’ in the closing moments of season two, the season three opener swiftly brings everyone and everything into place making it easy enough for fans like myself to know who stands where – for now.

Without offering spoilers, the season three opener can be described with a few simple words ‘sweet dreams are not made of these’ as we reconnect with a kidnapped and heavily pregnant Helena adjusting to her new surroundings with the help of a little stingy friend.

Sarah, Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and Kira (Skyler Wexler) are still none the wiser regarding Helena’s disappearance, Cosima (who received a stem cell transplant from Kira) looks to be on the mend, Rachel…well we know she’s one eye down now, Delphine (Évelyne Brochu) has made the move up the Dyad ladder while Alison is delving headfirst into re-instating her former social standing.  it’s not long however before we find our clones doing something we all love watching them do – play each other!

I’ts a general consensus that Maslany is a true talent, and it becomes cemented when we get to see her play Alison playing Sarah while Sarah plays Rachel all in the one scene.

Between the clones playing dress up, the male clones wanting information, Dyad trying to hold off cleaners, Delphine being all powerful and something called ‘Helsinki’ taking place, the season three opener could feel a bit hectic and trying to juggle too much at once, but without sounding like a broken record, it actually felt very easy to follow and continued with the quality of story-telling we’ve come to expect with Orphan Black.

Now it’s just a waiting game as to where this third season will take us.

Check out the extended preview below:

Orphan Black Season Three begins in Australia Tuesday, 21 April at 9.35pm on SBS 2

Orphan Black Goes Dark – Season Three News!

Tatiana Maslanay as clone Cosima. Source: Provided
Tatiana Maslanay as ill-clone Cosima. Source: BBC America

“New Threats Come With Familiar Faces”

Time to unite together clone club members as our ‘sestras’ are in for a tough ride for Orphan Black’s third season with several new threats emerging from the shadows.

Revealed during the show’s TCA (Television Critics Association) panel on Saturday in Pasadena, one major threat will come in the form of Rudy aka scarface – one of the male clones revealed during the final episode of season two.

That final scene saw Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) come face to face with the crazy project castor clone, which immediately continues on in season three with the two talking and us discovering just how unhinged Rudy actually is.  “He likes to get under people’s skin.   He will just pick at you until you blow up and he’s won.” says Ari Millen during the TCA panel.

Image Credit: BBC America
Sarah and Rudy exchange words.  Image Credit: BBC America

Another new threat for the clones comes in the form of Topside (the organization that steers the DYAD group) agent or cleaner Ferdinand (James Frain) “He plays a really amazing, scary guy that’s come in from Topside,” EP John Fawcett said. “He’s a very dangerous threat to our girls.”

Things also get complicated for our favorite drinking mamma Alison when an ex-flame from high school comes to visit.  Played by Justin Chatwin, Alison’s ex, Jason Kellermen, is a savvy drug dealer who causes issues for Alison and husband Donnie.

Fawcett also let us all in on some news about Felix (Jordan Gavaris) for season three.  With the popularity between Felix and Alison played up during season two, we can expect Felix to connect with some of the other clones – namely Cosima who will be spending most of her time recovering in Felix’s apartment.

No word on what to expect with Helena, one eyed pro-clone Rachel, Mrs. S, Kira or any of the other side characters currently floating around the clone universe.

Orphan Black returns Saturday April 18th on BBC America in the US with airings expected to start shortly after on SBS 2 in Australia.

Orphan Black Season 2 Air Date Announced

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Card carrying members of the clone club can rejoice!  Orphan Black’s long awaited season 2 air date has finally been announced! Bad news is that we will have to wait until April 19th next year before catching with Sarah and her clones.

The news was revealed during BBC America’s screening of “Doctor Who’s” “The Day Of The Doctor” 50th anniversary special along with a very quick teaser trailer (which can be watched below!)

The official synopsis of season two states: Season 2 of the series hits the ground running with Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) in a desperate race to find her missing daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler, Carrie). Her scorched earth tactics spark a war with pro-clone, Rachel (Maslany), dividing and imperiling all the clones. As Sarah discovers more about her past, mysterious newcomers appear, but can they be trusted?

Back in September, it was revealed that production on season two had begun with lead Tatiana Maslany back along with Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce and Maria Doyle Kennedy all returning for the new episodes.   “We’re truly amazed at the incredible response we received from TV critics and fans alike since the beginning of this series,” David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers and co-presidents at Temple Street Productions, said in a statement. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity with our supportive partners BBC America and Space to continue on this amazing journey and to answering some of the impending questions fans were left with from the end of last season.”

Orphan Black season 1 is set to air for the first time in Australia on SBS2 in early 2014.