Orphan Black Season 4 Finally Gets a Trailer and Premiere Date

Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 12:31PM
Orphan Black
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 12:31PM
Orphan Black Season 4 Finally Gets a Trailer and Premiere Date
Orphan Black is coming back in April, and after the convoluted roller coaster of the last couple of seasons, the show is going back to the beginning. The first trailer finally reveals the premiere date—April 14—and teases a new clone, Kira's mysterious powers, and the return of a presumed-dead fan favorite character.



As we knew from the first teaser, "going back to the beginning" means tracing the central mystery back to Beth Childs, who has always loomed large over the conspiracy without the audience knowing exactly how she was involved. The trailer also gives us a glimpse of an unmasked MK, the newest clone who serves a "Deep Throat"-esque function and wears a sheep mask (for Dolly the Sheep, of course), and will work with Sarah to uncover layers of the conspiracy.

Opening quote
"I want from Season 4 a vibe of Season 1 again. I want a lot of that paranoia back, and Sarah following a first-person mystery, and a feeling of not knowing where we stand again, and having the audience not know where we stand," co-creator John Fawcett told Variety. "When [co-creator] Graeme [Manson] and I talked about it, it was like, 'How do we give it a feeling of conclusion after three seasons and now push towards our bigger mystery?' We just wanted a reset after season three and a big emotional ending."
Closing quote

The trailer also gives a few hints as to Kira's seemingly supernatural powers, as she references a nebulous "they" who knows when everything is about to go to hell. It's possible that she's just talking about people involved in the conspiracy, but if that's the case, Kira will likely be in a lot of danger this season. And finally, Cosima says to an unseen person, "I need you to tell me Delphine is alive," which heavily implies that Delphine did not actually die when she was shot in the season finale.

Orphan Black returns on April 14 at 10pm ET on BBC America.
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