With just a month to go until the return of “Orphan Black,” BBC America has unveiled a new trailer and plot synopsis for the fourth season of the hit sci-fi thriller.
While the teaser is relatively brief (just one minute), the synopsis more than makes up for it, with two long paragraphs revealing what — and who — we can expect in the upcoming season.
The sisters have finally settled into some sense of normalcy. Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), reunited with her foster mum Mrs S. (Maria Doyle Kennedy), daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) and the clone original, Kendall Malone (Alison Steadman) at an Icelandic hideout; Alison, enjoying the spoils of the drug trade with husband Donnie (Kristian Bruun) and helping the once rabid Helena settle into domesticity; and Cosima, hard at work on a cure for her illness with lab partner Scott (Josh Vokey). We find Sarah’s battle-worn foster brother Felix (Jordan Gavaris) accepting that he’s been left behind, and trying to pick up the pieces of his life – post ‘clone gate’; and Rachel (Maslany), the clever self-aware clone reunited with her “mother,” Susan Duncan (Rosemary Dunsmore) and attempting a reconciliation. But peace and calm seldom lasts long with this lot and Sarah’s hard won tranquility is disrupted when she receives a call that thrusts her right back in harm’s way. A mysterious ally tied to Beth leads Sarah back to where it all started. She’ll follow Beth’s footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent new enemy, heading in a horrifying but familiar direction.
Also returning this season is Kevin Hanchard as Detective Art Bell, Beth’s partner who’s pledged his allegiance to her sisters, Ari Millen as a mysterious new Castor clone, the likes of which we’ve never seen before and James Frain as Ferdinand, the intimidating assassin for shadowy organization, Topside. Joining this season is Joel Thomas Hynes as Dizzy, an edgy hacker who doesn’t conform to group mentality; Jessalyn Wanlim as Evie Cho, a powerful, bioengineer; Lauren Hammersley as Adele, a wickedly-intelligent lawyer with a bit of a drinking problem; Gord Rand as Detective Duko, a mysterious figure with ties to Neolution; and Ian Matthews and Miranda Edwards as Frank and Roxie, Neolution’s clean-up crew.
“Orphan Black” returns Thursday, April 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.