Orphan Black: Season 3 (2015)


Season 3
Orphan Black

Critics Consensus

Season three of Orphan Black lures viewers into an expanded series mythology while continuing to highlight Tatiana Maslany's multiple standout performances.



Critic Ratings: 21


Audience Score

User Ratings: 610
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Air date: Apr 18, 2015
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Season 3 of this sci-fi thriller finds many of the clones in grave danger. The season kicks off with Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) learning that Topside killed six clones over 24 hours and is planning a similar assassination, with her, Cosima and Alison as targets. Later, Leda and Castor hunt for original clone DNA and both groups face adversaries who aggressively try to stop them. Further, Project Leda is left reeling after a shocking revelation provides new details about their relationship with Project Castor.


Tatiana Maslany
as Sarah/Beth/Alison/Cosima/Rachel/Helena
Matt Frewer
as Aldous Leekie
Ari Millen
as Mark/Rudy/Seth/Miller
Kristian Bruun
as Donnie Hendrix
Josh Vokey
as Scott Smith
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Critic Reviews for Orphan Black Season 3

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

This is good for viewers, who get to enjoy watching the show skillfully weave ever more complex entanglements.

Aug 13, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

We enter the third season following a shocking discovery that adds a delicious new dimension to the series.

Aug 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Orphan Black's finales have offered a series of escalating twists, and this one is the most bonkers of all of them - taking the series from the realm of weird sci-fi to hard sci-fi in one fell swoop.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The protagonists and antagonists in Orphan Black are TV and movie archetypes -- stoic sorts who endure trials and pain only to emerge either stronger or dead.

Apr 17, 2015 | Full Review…

The good news is, Sarah, Cosima and the other clones retain most of the real estate in this gorgeously grimy biothriller, and watching the established characters relate to each other is still a lot of fun.

Apr 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Following a second season reveal that left audiences floored, the show's ready to do the most important thing it can going into season three: expand.

Apr 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Maslany still remains Orphan Black's biggest draw. Her nuanced performances help offset the fact that there's arguably too much happening at the start of season three.

Apr 17, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Brilliant, bizarre and occasionally bat-crap bananas, season three will assuredly leave newcomers high and dry, but the well-initiated Clone Clubbers can rest assured: this is Orphan Black at its vertiginous best.

Apr 17, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Even with a terrific supporting cast, Maslany is this show. Her ability to create so many well-defined characters is astonishing, one of the best juggling acts on any TV series ever.

Apr 16, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Orphan Black lost its grip on the story sometime early in season 2, and introducing even more characters has not proven to be a way to reclaim it.

Aug 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orphan Black: Season 3

  • Mar 05, 2018
    Problematic The depiction of the abuse of women on tv may be common, however, it will never be normal to me. I Was already watching the show because there was nothing else and I needed to put something on. I gave up completely on the series in season 2 due to the unnecessary inclusion of a scene where one of the clones had been forcibly inseminated. I have had it with shows like this especially like the handmaid's tale, in normalizing this kind of sick fascination with the abuse towards females. I don't understand why this kind of sht is fed into by the general masses but you should ask yourself WHY if you do.
  • Jan 05, 2018
    Kind of a digression from the series up to this point, but introduces developments important to the conclusion of the show.
  • Dec 07, 2017
    I skipped this season when I rewatched the series. Just gets convoluted, but they bring the storyline back in full AMAZING force in Season 4.
  • Nov 07, 2016
    it's good as the two previous seasons, but gets really dark and more evil, and the story more and more mixed up and complex. a bit too depressing for my liking. if not the comical release from the soccer mom and Felix, i would quit watching probably.
  • Oct 30, 2016
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  • Jul 21, 2016
    While still a very solid season, season 3 of Orphan Black really, REALLY dropped the ball in quality compared to the last 2. Tatiana is as good as before, but the introduction of the male clones (wonderfully acted by Ari Millen by the way) was a muddled storyline.
  • Jun 10, 2016
    Amazing actress playing such different characters so well. Highly recommend this series.
  • Apr 09, 2016
    Arguably less satisfying than the previous series, Season 3 of Orphan Black is as gripping and well-acted as ever. The welcome addition of Ari Millen and the continued killer performance by Tatiana Maslany keeps Orphan Black on its feet, despite not being as cerebral as previous seasons.
  • Mar 12, 2016
    Amazing TVShow and amazing Tatiana!
  • Feb 25, 2016
    Tatania Maslany continues her excellent run on TV's best sci-fi series. Overall, the third season maintains the level from the previous season and no major plot developments occur until towards the end of the season. The whole storyline concerning the male clone soldiers on a military base out in the desert don't really do anything for me

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