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We’re sadly still quite a few months away from the highly anticipated Season 3 return of BBC America’s Orphan Black, but now we’ve got our very first teaser for the ridiculously exciting clone drama. Check it out below.
I’d apologize to anyone hoping to see the amazing Tatiana Maslany in the teaser, but I didn’t make it. Had I made it, she would have been singing “You Don’t Own Me,” instead of it being the original Lesley Gore version. Also, each one of those dividing cells would have had her face on them, as each one of her fabulous characters.
It’s a wonderfully on-the-nose teaser. “You Don’t Own Me” is an obvious reference to the clones all containing patented DNA strands, and the fight that Cosima and Delphine want to bring to the Dyad Institute. And then of course there are all those cell divisions, calling back not just to the central squad of female clones that we’ve gotten to know so well, but the massive heap of male clones that were revealed at the end of Season 2. We still don’t really have a grasp on how that militant group is going to fit into the story, or how many of them there are, but this teaser makes it seem like a never-ending amount. I’m all for it.
Beyond all the regular cast members, we can definitely expect to find Ari Millen back as Prolethean Mark, the source of all those clones, as well as Michiel Huisman’s Cal and Zoé De Grand Maison’s escaped Prolethean Gracie. Here’s what we’ll get from the expanding saga that is Orphan Black next season, per a BBC America press release.
Season three plunges the clone sisterhood into unexpected territory with the realization that they’re not alone. Just when they thought they knew their enemies and allies, season three reveals our clones are more vulnerable than ever before. Highly trained, identical male-soldiers raise more questions than answers. Who are these new clones? Who created them? And more importantly, why do they exist? Sarah, Cosima, Alison and Helena are stronger together than they are apart, but this season will put that bond to the test. Will they forge towards their truth, or fall at the feet of those who seek to control them?
Production for Orphan Black Season 3 is now in session and is expected to continue until March 2015, which is right around when the series will be returning to BBC America. I don’t know if Donnie can hold on to his shit for that long.