‘Orphan Black’ Season 2 Premiere Date Revealed

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BBC America’s sci-fi drama Orphan Black was one of the biggest surprises of 2013. The smart, sexy and thrilling ten-episode first season was a fascinating exploration of the true nature of identity and science gone crazy, and proved itself to be a mystery worth getting obsessed over.

Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, a young mother and orphan with a troubled past who, as the story opens, is attempting to pull her life together and reunite with her seven-year-old daughter while on the run from her thug ex-boyfriend, Vic (Michael Mando). When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a young woman who looks exactly like her, she takes on her identity and is suddenly thrust into a bizarre mystery involving a number of other women identical to Sarah who are all gentically-identical clones, with the question of who created them and why forming the heart of the mystery.

Fans have been in the dark all year when it comes to just when we can expect a second season. We’ve had very little to go on, but now Orphan Black‘s Facebook page has revealed a ten-second video with, at long last, the premiere date for Season 2: April 19, 2014.

Orphan Black Sarah and clones Orphan Black Season 2 Premiere Date Revealed

Orphan Black impressed audiences by hitting the ground running with a fully-realized world and a host of clearly-defined characters worth caring about – including the scene-stealing Jordan Gavaris as Sarah’s foster brother, Felix. Despite the intriguing central mystery about the origin of Sarah, her fellow clones and their purpose, the main draw of the series is Tatiana Maslany, who in her first major role has proven to be a powerful, charismatic lead who pulls off some amazing acting feats. Her future is bright, with her recent recurring role on Parks & Recreation proving she can switch gears and pull off an engaging comedic presence.

BBC kept us waiting for what felt like an eternity for the third season of Sherlockbut given the schedules of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the delay is not surprising. Roughly a year between seasons is normal, but the interesting thing about Orphan Black‘s second season premiere date is how soon it’ll appear, given the complicated logistics involved in filming scenes where Manslany plays up to four different people – a single scene featuring Sarah and all the clones can take up to 17 hours to film.

So if you haven’t delved into Orphan Black‘s many, varied pleasures, there’s time to get caught up before the Season 2 premiere. There’s no telling how many layers this conspiracy has.

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Orphan Black‘s Season 2 premieres on April 19, 2014 on BBC America.

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  1. This is good news. What a pleasant and unexpected surprise this series is. And why isn’t Tatiana Maslany getting any awards recognition? Her performance(s) is(are) impressive. Can’t wait.

    • Actually, to my knowledge,she has already won several awards for her work in this series…

    • The BBC is going to marketing absolute s*** out of this show this year and pushing for the big awards.

  2. BBC America?…no love for Canada(minus our mayor in Toronto)

  3. With only 10 episodes season 1 of Orphan Black jumped to the top of the list for Sci-Fi television.
    So many times I’ve started a new Sci-Fi series only to realize rather quickly that it wasn’t or would be all that great.
    Along with Lost Orphan Black could be the best of the genre over the past 10 years.

  4. Nice. Season 1 ended not too long ago here in the UK with two weeks of double episodes and other than The Blacklist, there’s nothing else worth watching (yeah, forget AOS, wouldn’t go back to that if they paid me) so I’m missing Orphan Black already.

    Sad thing is, no news on a UK date for season 2 but I imagine it’ll be late August/early September again.

  5. Just started watching OB and am hooked! Great series with terrific acting, plot, and some great comedic touches. Bravo, BBC-America!

  6. I watched the first season and loved the show. Then I found out that it was going to be a year in between seasons. For that reason I won’t be watching season 2 as it airs. I’ll be waiting for the season to end then download the whole thing from a torrent site. We’re a Nielsen and Arbitron family and our TV will not be on BBC America. A year between seasons is about a million miles past ridiculous.

    • What planet are you from? Shows always start a year apart… Unless you are watching The Bachelor or something of that ilk.

  7. I loved the first season of “Orphan Black” but I agree with Oscar that a year between seasons for such an excellent show is past ridiculous. Unfortunately, BBC has fairly bad track record with their best shows. Look what happened to “White Chapel”, “Luther”, and “Ripper Street”. And we don;t even know if “Copper” will be returning yet.

    As for the SciFi genre, the only show to match the quality of “Orphan Black” is “Helix” with “Continuum” right behind it…

  8. THE MOVIE(ORHPAN BLACK ) WAS RECOMMENDED TO ME BY A FRIEND. AND BEING AN ART STUDENT I WAS SO IN HASTE TO WATCH THIS MOVIE. AND EVER SINCE I WAS CAUGHT BY THE SUSPENSE OF THE MOVIE.I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED TO WATCH AND WATCH IT AGAIN. I LUV HOW IT WAS DIRECTED AND THE SUSPENSE THAT GLUE US TO THE MOVIE.