The 10-part second season of sci-fi show Orphan Black begins airing in the UK at 10:00pm on Wednesday the 30th of April, 2014, on BBC Three.
For viewers new to the series, Orphan Black revolves around a number of human female clones, all played by Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany. Now living in various locations around the world, these clones were born to various different women by in vitro fertilization.
The new series hits the ground running with lead character Sarah Manning desperately racing to find her missing daughter Kira, a pursuit which brings her face-to-face with pro-clone Rachel Duncan.
Orphan Black Season 2 Known Cast List
Character(s) – Actress/Actor
Sarah Manning, Rachel Duncan, Cosima Niehaus, Alison Hendrix – Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany’s Acting Double – Kathryn Alexandre
Detective Art Bell – Kevin Hanchard
Delphine Cormier – Evelyne Brochu
Dr. Aldous Leekie – Matt Frewer
Felix Dawkins – Jordan Gavaris
Donnie Hendrix – Kristian Bruun
Mrs S – Maria Doyle Kennedy
Henrik Johanssen – Peter Outerbridge
Detective Angela Deangelis – Inga Cadranel
Kira – Slyler Wexler
Paul Dierden – Dylan Bruce
Mark – Ari Millen
Sarah Stubbs – Terra Hazelton
Damon – Brian Bisson
Cal Morrison – Michiel Huisman
Daniel Rosen – Matthew Bennett
Scott – Josh Vokey
Ramon – Alex Ozerov
Alexander – Alex Karzis
Kelsey – Barbara Johnson
Conrad – Kent Sheridan
Paul – Carter Hayden
Detective Grigson – Joseph Pierre
Detective Diaz – Corlos Diaz
Dr Ethan Duncan – Andrew Gillies
BBC Three Series 2 Trailer
Where is Orphan Black filmed?
Though not set in any specific real-world city, the programme is in fact filmed in Toronto, Canada. The shows producers appear to be happy with setting the story in a generic unnamed city, without definitively linking its characters or events to a particular place. See here for more information on the Orphan Black filming locations.
Season 2 Episode Guide with UK Air Dates
Episode 1/10 – Nature under Constraint and Vexed – 30/4/2014
Desperate to find her daughter, Sarah suspects pro-clone Rachel Duncan is behind Kira’s disappearance and sparks an all-out war against her.
Episode 2/10 – Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion – 7/5/2014
As Alison struggles with Aynsley’s death and Cosima grapples with the worsening symptoms of her mysterious sickness, Sarah enlists Detective Art Bell’s help to find her daughter and is shocked when she learns where the trail leads.
Episode 3/10 – Distempers of Learning – 14/5/2014
After hitting the road with Felix, Sarah is forced to turn to an old flame named Cal Morrison. When their brief respite is brutally shattered, Sarah realises no matter how far she runs it will never be far enough.
Episode 4/10 – Governed as It Were by Chance – 21/5/2014
Sarah returns home looking for answers. With Cosima’s help, she digs into the origins of the clone experiment. The hunt takes her right into the belly of the beast, but getting out again could cost her more than she knows.
Episode 5/10 – Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est – 28/5/2014
Rachel goes on the warpath and lashes out at Sarah’s loved ones. While Sarah tries to keep them safe, an unexpected visitor threatens to derail her plans.
Episode 6/10 – To Hound Nature in Her Wandering – 4/6/2014
Sarah joins forces with an unlikely ally when she follows a trail of clues that she hopes will lead her to the origins of the clone experiment. Cosima and Delphine make a discovery that could prove to be the key to treating Cosima’s illness.
Episode 7/10 – Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things – 11/6/2014
When a rehab confidante betrays Alison and threatens to expose the truth about Aynsley’s death, she goes into freefall on the eve of Family Day. With Donnie and the kids set to visit, it’s all clones on deck to contain the fallout.
Episode 8/10 – Variable and Full of Peturbation – 18/6/2014
A new player in the clone conspiracy turns up. Sarah struggles with the decision to surrender a crucial piece of leverage.
Episode 9/10 – Things Which Have Never yet Been Done – 25/6/2014
Cosima takes a turn for the worst, forcing Sarah to take desperate action. The Proletheans set their ultimate plan into motion while Alison and Donnie tangle with the law.
Episode 10/10 – By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried – 2/7/2014
The war with Dyad may be all but lost as Rachel’s latest ploy forces a broken Sarah to concede. As the Clone Club fight to gain their freedom, Sarah encounters a new ally and discovers a terrifying new dimension to the conspiracy.