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The Must List: 'Orphan Black' reigns, Rihanna's takes ANTI global

Plus three other things we love in pop culture this week

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Ken Woroner for BBC AMERICA

1. Orphan Black

The Clone Club returns for another season, kicking off with a few flashback-heavy episodes that explore the final days of Beth Childs, the clone who met a grisly demise in the series’ 2013 premiere. In a recent review, EW says the new season of Orphan Black supercharges the show’s present with a jolt of energy from its past, re-introducing familiar faces while setting the stage for some new ones during its new, action-packed 10-episode run.

Orphan Black returns to BBC America April 14 at 10 p.m. ET.

2. “Lake by the Ocean” by Maxwell

Maxwell hasn’t released a full-length album since 2009’s BLACKsummers’night, but the neo-soul singer is currently prepping for the release of a new collection. The set’s first single, “Lake by the Ocean,” is pure chilled-out perfection, featuring gentle strings and a breezy, summer-ready chorus. The single hits digital retailers April 8.

3. The Dark Horse

EW calls The Dark Horse a “deeply personal,” dramatic exploration of real-life chess champion Gensis Potini. The new film from New Zealand director James Napier Robertson tells the story of Potini’s grappling with bipolar disorder, ultimately coming to terms with his personal demons and devoting himself to helping underprivileged children understand the art of chess (and life). After sweeping major categories at the 2014 New Zealand Film Awards, The Dark Horse is finally making its stateside debut, and it’s sure to send audiences on an emotional rollercoaster filled with heartbreak and inspiration.

4. The Detour

Samantha Bee is at the top of her game as the host of her own late-night talk show, but she’s also making waves behind the scenes as creator of the new TBS series The Detour. Bee devised the concept for the show with her real-life husband, Jason Jones, drawing inspiration for the road trip comedy’s plot from their own experiences with family vacations. Ahead of The Detour‘s first 10-episode season premiere on April 11, is has already been renewed for a second season.

5. ANTI World Tour by Rihanna

She might have tortured fans with the painfully drawn-out promotional cycle leading up to the release of her eighth studio album, but Rihanna is making the wait for ANTI worth it with a killer tour in support of the long-delayed collection. Performing past hits like “Umbrella” and “Diamonds” to breaking in new tracks like “Work” and “Needed Me,” the ANTI World Tour, which runs through Aug. 21, is an ideal blend of familiarity and a glimpse into the pop star’s future.

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