If you were watching the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special The Day of the Doctor this past weekend, there’s a good chance you saw BBC America’s announcement of the second season premiere of Orphan Black. If not, go ahead and watch it above in all its teasy glory. While the video shows us no actual footage from the new season of the sci-fi series, it does offer a date. Orphan Black will be back for Season 2 on Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany as multiple clones all born during the same year to different women. The first season introduces us to Sarah Manning, one of the clones who doesn’t realize there are other versions of herself until she assumes the identity of one of them on a whim when she witnesses the woman throw herself in front of a train. Seeing the opportunity to start over, Sarah takes the girl’s identity and a lot of the drama along with it. The second season is currently shooting on location and in studio in Toronto and production will be ongoing through February 2014, so it may be a bit too early for BBC America to have any finished footage to show us. In the meantime, the in addition to the date, the teaser above did include these numbers:


324b21 is the tag number for Cosima Niehaus, one of the clones who befriends Sarah in the first season.


Any guesses as to why her tag is singled out in the teaser? Admittedly, I’m behind on Season 1, so it’s hard to speculate, but the number is about the only thing the teaser gives us to work with beyond the date. Is it just there for effect, or will Season 2 be centered around Cosima? Feel free to toss some guesses into the comment section if you're a fan of the show!

In the meantime, hopefully BBC America makes the first season available streaming either on Netflix, Amazon Prime or On Demand. I was originally watching it On Demand (via Verizon), but it looks like they took it down for now, which puts me out of luck unless they put it back between now and April. The other option would be to purchase the first season via Amazon Instant Video, DVD or iTunes.

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