Clearly, BBC America did not want to have anything to do with airing “Orphan Black” on Saturday nights anymore. Today, the network confirmed via an official trailer that the new season will premiere on Thursday, April 14 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time, its first official attempt to move elsewhere potentially in hopes of getting higher ratings.
Is this a good move? We’d say so, since continuing to air on Saturdays would have meant having to face competition not only from the weekend itself, but also “Outlander” over on Starz. With there only being so many people watching TV on Saturdays in the first place, someone at the network probably realized that it makes more sense to at least give this show a better chance elsewhere. Plus, it’s not like there are any network shows dominating the Thursday timeslot at this time. (“How to Get Away with Murder” is a strong performer, but at the same time it will be over by the time this show premieres.)
In addition to the trailer below, you can also see (per TVLine) a logline for some of what you can expect to see ahead:
“The new season sees Sarah (Maslany) returning home from her Icelandic hideout to track down an elusive new ally tied to deceased clone Beth (Maslany), whose identity Sarah stole in the series’ first episode. With the stakes higher than ever before, Sarah and her sisters band together to uncover the missing chapter of the clone conspiracy – following Beth’s footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent enemy who holds the key to their survival.”
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