The #CloneClub is back in session. Officially, that is, now that Space has finally announced a premiere date for the anticipated fourth season of the hit clone series.
Tatiana Maslany and her characters, Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena and Rachel will all return for another round of reproductive mystery on April 14, meaning that the countdown to more dance parties, powdered sugar donuts and overall clone shenanigans is on like Donkey Kong.
What? It seems like a very Alison metaphor, non?
Anyhow, as we eagerly await the fourth season premiere, we have a few insights as to what the new season could look like. As viewers may recall, by the end of Season 3 Sarah had unmasked the secret behind Castor and met Mrs. S’s birth mother, before heading off to reunite with her own daughter Kira. Meanwhile, Rachel reunited with her momsie when we learned that pro-Neolutionist Susan Duncan is indeed alive and well, with certain plans of her own.
When the show returns, here are just a few of the tidbits we can expect:
1. A return to Neolution
If Season 3 was about exploring the male clones (as played by Ari Millen), Season 4 is a return to the show’s roots and to the original story that co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett set out to tell. That means the Neolution story will be back in full force, as Sarah and the clones tackle a new mystery.
2. More cloning around
Another departure from the series last year was the fact that the clones spent so much time separated. Not so this year, now that the women are tasked with working together in order to bring down Susan Duncan and her Neolutionist cronies.
3. Ari Millen is still a part of the cast
Just because most of the Castor clones bit the dust last year doesn’t mean there aren’t a few of them left lying around in Season 4. In fact, they will play some integral parts in the season as it begins to unfold a little later on.
4. Beth is back
Well, not back-back. After all, the clone kind of stepped in front of a train during the show’s pilot and offed herself. But her spirit will be back, as Sarah attempts to connect with the clone whose identity she once stole, and track down a mysterious ally with relations to the deceased cop.
5. New clones in store
While there’s no word on whether transgendered clone Tony will ever resurface, we do know that there’s a new clone in town in Season 4. What she looks like, acts like and what her purposes are remain unclear, but we’d put money on her being the mysterious force helping Sarah and the gang down the line.
6. Where’s Rachel?
The evil clone disappeared towards the end of Season 3, but we all know she’s alive and well… somewhere. Although we hear that we won’t be seeing much of the sharp-tongued, one-eyed clone towards the beginning of the new season, if we know anything about Rachel it’s that she’s just waiting to pounce.
Or, go down the rabbit hole if this promo is any indication.
Orphan Black returns Thursday, April 14 at 10 p.m. ET on Space. Catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 now on CraveTV, and tune into Season 3 when it’s released on March 4.