Last year, BBC America’s sci-fi drama Orphan Black came out of nowhere and left us reeling after a gripping 10 episodes. The series begins with a petty criminal called Sarah Manning, who encounters her doppelganger on a train platform and, after watching the woman commit suicide, attempts to assume her identity in order to make a quick buck.

Things quickly spiral out of control from there, introducing a range of characters all played with incredible nuance by lead actor Tatiana Maslany, and exposing a conspiracy that goes all the way down to Sarah’s genes. Orphan Black season 2 will premiere this month, picking up from the tense situation left behind at the end of season 1.

To tease the upcoming return of Orphan Black, BBC America has released a new set of character images showing the drama’s main players in the groups that they have found themselves thrust into. At this point in the show it’s getting very difficult to figure out who can be trusted and who is hiding some major secrets, so making friends is more dangerous than ever before.


Unless Orphan Black season 2 features a fun photo shoot montage like the one in Spice World we’re going to assume that these promo images are not actually stills from the show, so it’s hard to pick up too many clues about specific plot details. There are, however, plenty of details that give away potential character arcs, such as the fact that Alison is holding a glass of her favorite poison and standing on Aynsley’s scarf. There’s also a none-too-subtle distance between Delphine and Cosima, despite the fact that they’re now ostensibly working for the same team.

There are also some new characters thrown in with the old. Rachel, yet another clone and a full paid-up member of the Dyad Institute, seems set to be a new nemesis for Sarah during the next season. Game of Thrones fans may recognize Michiel Huisman, who is the new face of Daario Naharis, playing a character called Cal Morrison. It looks like he may be a love interest for Sarah, based on how close they’re standing, or at the very least a new ally: you can never have too many of them.

Orphan Black returns to BBC America on April 19, 2014.

Source: BBC America (via Examiner)