Spoilers ahead, sestras and brother-sestras.
BBC America has given us a beautiful gift. Not only do we have three fantastic seasons of Orphan Black and multiple Tatiana Maslany’s, but now fans have been gifted four titillating minutes from the fourth season’s premiere episode.
We kick-off the new season with a flashback starring our most recently introduced clone, M.K., contacting someone we’ve only learned an iota of information about and yet somehow miss terribly, the late Beth Childs. Appropriate after the inspiring speech, the clones gave in Beth’s honor in the final episode of season three.
“To Beth, for giving us all her strength.”
The episode left the sestras at a pretty-in-pink dinner party to celebrate Alison’s election as a school trustee, except for Sarah, who we last saw pay a visit to her daughter, Kira, in her icy-wasteland hideout. Where the new season picks up we aren’t quite sure, but the cast and crew has leaked a few details about what to expect in upcoming episodes.
We know that a new clone means new mysteries, and Tatiana Maslany says of M.K. in an interview for EW, “She’s a little bit of a kid still, which is really fun to explore because all of the clones have kind of had to grow up quite quickly and take on a lot of big life things.” In the four-minute clip above we see M.K. remove her sheep mask, but much of her face is still shadowy and hidden. “In terms of M.K., there were a lot of unknowns,” Maslany said of this new character. “So, she still is kind of a mystery to me as well.”
In a synopsis released regarding the new season, fans are assured that the show isn’t finished with Beth Childs, particularly Sarah’s investigative work regarding our long lost clone. Sarah will work harder than ever to uncover the mysteries of Beth’s story, but could lose herself and her family if she pushes too far.
Like fresh episodes aren’t exciting enough, there will now be an after-show called After the Black to wet your clone-loving whistle. The show will be 30-minutes long, and will air following each episode on BBC America.
Co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson have mentioned in the past that they don’t see the show playing out for much longer than five seasons, as they can only draw out the cloning mystery for so long. Though fans of the series would love as much Orphan Black as possible, it’s comforting to know that the team who works so tirelessly to bring this story to life respects their limitations and plans to keep the plot strong and tight.
Catch the season four premiere on Thursday, April 14th on BBC America.
Do the first four minutes of this new season have you hyped and prepared for Thursday night? What do you expect to see from Sarah, M.K., and the rest of the clones in season four? Talk to us, sestras and brother-sestras, in the comments below or on Twitter and on Facebook.
Image credits: Bell Media, BBC America