Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
In typical form, Orphan Black‘s third season ended with a series of shocking revelations for the Clone Club — and also in typical form, things clearly aren’t going to get any simpler when the show returns. The new teaser borrows from Alice in Wonderland, sending our favorite sestras (plus one mysterious masked figure) down a metaphorical rabbit hole.
The new Orphan Black season 4 teaser doesn’t feature much footage, but at least it’s less cryptic than that weird eyeball one. This time around, you actually get to see our leading lady.
Brief as it is, the Orphan Black Season 4 teaser is an impressive showcase for Tatiana Maslany‘s chameleonic talents. All the clones have the same voice, technically speaking — they all sound like Maslany — but you can distinctly hear Sarah, Helena, and Cosima in that promo. It’s not just their accents, either. Sarah’s tough, no-nonsense personality comes through in the way she talks, while Cosima has a higher, sweeter voice to match her softer personality.
The most recent season of Orphan Black was, sad to say, a bit shaky. The story spun off in too many different directions, and even the much-hyped introduction of Project Castor couldn’t snap the series back into focus. If anything, the new characters only muddled the narrative further. But as long as Maslany is around to work her magic, there will always be at least one good reason to keep watching.
Orphan Black returns to BBC America in April.
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Sarah, reluctantly return home from her Icelandic hideout to track down an elusive and mysterious ally tied to the clone who started it all — Beth Childs. Sarah will follow Beth’s footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent new enemy, heading in a horrifying new direction. Under constant pressure to protect the sisterhood and keep everyone safe, Sarah’s old habits begin to resurface. As the close-knit sisters are pulled in disparate directions, Sarah finds herself estranged from the loving relationships that changed her for the better.
Returning this season is Jordan Gavaris as Sarah’s battle-worn foster brother Felix; Maria Doyle Kennedy as Sarah and Felix’s foster mother Mrs. S; Kristian Bruun as Donnie, Alison’s partner-in-crime and husband; Kevin Hanchard as Art, Beth’s detective partner who’s torn between his job and his loyalty to the clones; Skyler Wexler as Sarah’s long-suffering daughter Kira; Ari Millen as a mysterious new Castor clone, the likes of which we’ve never seen before; and Josh Vokey as Scott, Cosima’s lab partner. Also returning this season is James Frain as Ferdinand, an intimidating “cleaner” for shadowy organization, Topside; Allison Steadman as Kendall Malone, “the original”; and Rosemary Dunsmore as Susan Duncan, Rachel’s adoptive mother and one of the leading scientists of Project Leda. Joining the Orphan Black cast this season is Joel Thomas Hynes as Dizzy, an edgy, self-reliant hacker who doesn’t conform to group mentality. Additional casting for the series will be announced in the coming weeks.