Will Season 2 of ‘Orphan Black’ Live Up to the Hype?

Orphan Black, Tatiana MaslanyBBC America

If you haven’t heard of Orphan Black, our first question for you is, “What rock have you been living under?” The BBC America sci-fi series premiered roughly a year ago but it has acquired a cult following that could rival Battlestar Galactica fandom. From insisting the show’s star Tatiana Maslany was snubbed by both the Golden Globes and the Emmys to speading the word of the 10-episode first season to everyone and their mother, it’s been hard to escape the hype around Orphan Black.

Now that the show’s second season is about a month away from premiering, however, we need to talk about whether Orphan Black will suffer from a sophomore slump or come back better than ever.

The 30-second trailer, released by Space, recaps the first year effectively — and offers many words of praise given to Orphan Black during its debut season. However, for clips from the new season, it’s best to check out Orphan Black’s Instagram.

The short clips preview a new character, played by Michiel Huisman, as well as some new information about Rachel — the supposed original — through her interactions with Cosima and Paul. There will be changing loyalties, abductions, and hopefully some more answers about the mysterious illness that Katya introduced in Season 1.

It seems Season 2 will delve more into the biology and history of the clones, and hopefully we’ll get some answers to questions from the first season. Whether it will live up to the hype or not, we’ll have to wait and see, but we have faith that season two will be just as epic as season one.

And most importantly: Felix will return in all his snarky, hilarious glory. So season two of Orphan Black is bound to be amazing.