We’re almost a month away from the season 2 premiere of the 2013 hit show Orphan Black, but Space and BBC America – which air the series in Canada and the U.S., respectively – have so far revealed previous few story details. There was a teaser a few months ago re-introducing the main premise, and a longer teaser showed us some new footage, but it’s the above full trailer that brings the danger home for each clone.
For those still not in the know, Tatiana Maslany, who recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performances, stars as lead character Sarah Manning, as well as Beth Childs, Katja Obinger, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Helena and Rachel Duncan, all clones created through the mysterious Project LEDA.
The first season of Orphan Black left a lot of balls in play. A religious group was trying to kill the clones off one by one (using clone Helena to do it) while the clones were trying to figure out their origins, who they can trust, and who might be their monitor. Season 2 promises to answer many remaining questions, including how many clones are out there, who’s the original and who created them.
In the new trailer, Sarah is on the run and facing off against proclone Rachel, after refusing to sign Neolution’s agreement and discovering her daughter Kira was missing in the season 1 finale. We also get a glimpse of Alison fighting some attackers and knocking back a mini bottle of alcohol, maybe still struggling with her part in neighbor Ainsley’s death. Meanwhile, Cosima has her hands full, both figuratively and literally, with solving her own illness and reconnecting with lover Delphine.
All of this clone drama is only intensified by Art (Kevin Hanchard) continuing to look into the murders, Sarah’s adoptive mother Mrs. S. (Maria Doyle Kennedy) knowing more than she’s telling and newcomer Michiel Huisman playing someone from Sarah’s past. Don’t worry, though, Paul (Dylan Bruce) is still around and possibly conspiring with Rachel. And Felix (Jordan Gavaris) is still around supporting his adoptive sister.
Yet the greatest moments in the trailer are only glimpsed at the end, as a terrified Sarah is held captive by someone holding a bloody knife and a potential new clone lies dead at the morgue. There’s clearly a lot of crazy in store for season 2, and it looks like we’ve only scratched the surface as to what it could all entail.
Orphan Black returns to BBC America @9pm on April 19th, 2014.
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