'Orphan Black' season 4 update: Official synopsis released; BBC America confirms filming is already underway

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The last episode of "Orphan Black" season 3 went on air more than three months ago, and to say that fans of the hit science fiction program are getting antsy to get their clone fix is an understatement. Thankfully for them, the production of season 4 is already underway and it will not be long until they get to see Sarah, Cosima, Alison and the rest of the clone club again. 

Late in September, BBC America confirmed in an official press release that the production for the fourth season of their smash hit has already begun in Toronto. According to the release, the cast and crew of "Orphan Black" will be in Canada until the end of the first quarter of 2016 working on the new season scheduled for spring next year. The statement also contains a synopsis of what fans can expect when the show returns, and by the looks of it, season 4 will be tough for the leader of the group aka Sarah Manning. 

The synopsis reads: 

"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."

Tatiana Maslany, the actress playing Sarah, Cosima and the rest of the female clones, has since teased about what is next for her characters come season 4. Despite being coy about spoilers, Maslany jokingly reassured fans that despite the major surprises in the past three seasons, at the very least, season 4 will not see the clone club flying. 

"What's not gonna happen? Flight. The miracle of flight. I will not learn how to fly in this season. I can guarantee that," she said. 

"Orphan Black" season 4 will air on primetime early next year. 

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