Orphan Black Season 2 premiere announced (VIDEO)

Posted Nov 27, 2013 by Mathew Wace Peck
For fans of BBC America’s conspiracy-clone thriller, “Orphan Black”, news arrived at the weekend that its second season, already scheduled for 2014, will premiere on Saturday, April 19 – in North America, at least.
Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black
Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black
BBC / BBC America
On Saturday, November 23, a brand-new teaser-trailer for Season 2 was broadcast on Canada’s Space channel, airing during transmission of the Doctor Who 50th-anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. Lasting just 31 seconds, the trailer revealed Canada’s start date as April 19.
BBC America’s official synopsis for Season 2 reads:
Season 2 of the series hits the ground running with Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) in a desperate race to find her missing daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler, Carrie). Her scorched-earth tactics spark a war with pro-clone, Rachel (Maslany), dividing and imperiling all the clones. As Sarah discovers more about her past, mysterious newcomers appear, but can they be trusted?
Following on from Space’s announcement, the Huffington Post reported that Season 2 of Orphan Black will receive its US premiere on the same day as Canada. Start dates for other territories are expected to follow in due course.
In October, it was announced that, for the second batch of episodes, Maslany would be joined by three new cast members of the cast: Michiel Huisman (Treme), who will play Cal Morrison; Peter Outerbridge (ReGenesis) as Henrik “Hank” Johanssen; and Ari Millen (Nikita) as Mark.
Season 1 of Orphan Black – which was shown earlier this year – was very well received in Canada, the US, the UK and elsewhere by viewers and critics alike.
As with the first season, Season 2 will again consist of 10 episodes.