‘Orphan Black’ Season 4: Absolutely Everything We Know So Far

BBC America has just announced filming has wrapped on Season 4 of Orphan Black. So, with the new season premiering on April 14, here’s absolutely everything we know so far!

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information about season 4 of Orphan Black as well as the season 3 finale. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.

New Season, New Night

For fans that used to tune in on a Saturday night to view Orphan Black, it is time to mark your calendar now as season 4 will see the show moved to Thursday nights instead. Season 4 will premiere on Thursday, April 14 at 10/9c. Although there is no news yet on the title for episode 1, BBC America released the following season 4 synopsis for Orphan Black:

“Season 4 of the drama will see leader-of-the-pack, 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.”

A New Clone Is Introduced

As reported previously, there will be a new female clone introduced in season 4 of Orphan Black. She will go by the initials M.K., and for fans of the quirky Helena, this character will certainly appeal to them. M.K. will be a self aware clone but has known about what she is for quite some time–nearly as long as the Rachel clone has, in fact.

New Promo Poster

Season 4 Orphan Black promo pic
[Image via BBC America]

What do you think of the season 4 promo poster? A little bit creepy? A little bit Dolly the sheep? Dolly the cloned sheep certainly has meaning on a show like Orphan Black, but there is more to it than just that. According to John Fawcett, when he spoke to Entertainment Weekly about it, he wanted the mask to be both spooky and child-like. But, for Orphan Black’s main cast member, Tatiana Maslany, the mask represents the exploration of the masks everyone wears in the show, whether they be an actual mask like this one (which M.K. will be wearing in Episode 1), or the emotional masks worn to disguise their true selves.

Is Delphine Really Dead?

In the season 3 finale of Orphan Black, fans were shocked when Delphine (Évelyne Brochu) was shot. But, will she survive in season 4? Orphan Black’s executive producer, John Fawcett had this to say to Entertainment Weekly on the matter:

“I know this will be upsetting to many fans but the story in our minds has always been a tragic love story… Trust me, this was a necessary move to make. And its necessary in Cosima’s story and it’s necessary going forward in subsequent seasons—in season 4 and season 5.”

Sorry guys, it doesn’t look good.

The Worms Are Back

Season 3 also saw the emergence of a curious worm, appearing out of Doctor Nealon’s (Tom McCamus) mouth. While Fawcett is very hesitant to elaborate on just what the worm is, he did maintain the mystery would be explored further in season 4 of Orphan Black.


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Posted by Peaches on Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Musician Peaches announced yesterday on her Facebook page that she would be appearing in season 4 of Orphan Black. So far there is no news as to the character Peaches will be playing or how many episodes she will be appearing in. However, Exclaim! has reported that she will appear in one episode and that episode was filmed at Toronto’s Bovine Sex Club.

Latest Season 4 Teaser Video

Season 4 Image Gallery

What are you looking forward to most in season 4 of Orphan Black? Let us know by commenting below!

Orphan Black returns to BBC America with the season 4 premiere on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10/9c.

[Image via BBC America]