Orphan Black
The "Portlandia" characters get cloned in Portland. (AMC Networks)

‘Orphan Black’ marathon set on IFC

Are you still not a full-fledged, caught-up member of Clone Club? IFC and BBC America are giving you a chance this Friday with a 21-hour “Orphan Black” marathon that leads into the Season 3 premiere of the clone-tastic series.

The third season debuts at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18 on BBC America. You can watch—or rewatch—the first two seasons beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, April 17, on IFC. (Remember, that’s Central time. I only deal in Central time.)

“Orphan Black” stars SAG and Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany, as well as Ari Millen, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dylan Bruce, Evelyne Brochu, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Skyler Wexler, Michiel Huisman and Zoe De Grand’Maison. Guest starring this season are Justin Chatwin, James Frain and Ksenia Solo.

Telling you who two of these actors play would spoil too much for the newbies. Seriously though, if you haven’t watched this show you need to start this Friday night.

So all you virgins, binge away this weekend. And welcome to the club.

The Season 3 premiere will air simultaneously at 8 p.m. April 18 on all AMC Networks—BBC America, IFC, AMC, WE tv and SundanceTV.

For the uninitiated, stop reading! SPOILERS AHEAD!

In the new season, the Project Leda clones (Tatiana Maslany) take on the militaristic male clones of Project Castor (Ari Millen). Season three plunges the clone sisterhood, Project Leda, into unexpected territory with the realization that they’re not alone. As previously announced, AMC Networks is cloning the season three premiere of Orphan Black and airing it across all of its U.S. networks – IFC, AMC, WE tv, SundanceTV and of course, BBC AMERICA.

And yes, even Portlandia cast members Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are fired up for “Orphan Black.”