Sestra’s set to learn the truth in final season?
BBC America has announced the renewal of cult drama Orphan Black for a fifth and final season.
Starring award-winning Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany in a multitude of roles, the series will return for ten episodes in 2017.
The series follows Sarah Manning (Maslany) who after witnessing her double commit suicide at a train station discovers she is part of a clone conspiracy along with her ‘sisters’ Helena, Alison, Cosima and Rachel. As the clones start to become sick, Sarah is forced to face the reality of who created her and why. As her bond with her siblings grows, time us running out to find a cure for their unknown illness.
The drama also features, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kristian Bruun, Skyler Wexler, Kevin Hanchard, Ari Millen, Evelyne Brochu and Josh Vokey.
Sarah Barnett, President of BBC America, stated, “Orphan Black is a thrilling, genre-bending ride that has captured our fans’ imaginations and hearts like no other show. Our genius team of actors, writers and producers have, time after time, taken us to a place of awe, delight and utter shock and surprise. Tatiana has been and continues to be a complete revelation, hers is one of the most remarkable performances on television, and she is joined by an extraordinary cast. We can’t wait to take our incredibly passionate audience on one final gobsmacking clone adventure.”
Co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson stated: “We are excited to deliver an epic conclusion to the tale of Sarah and her clone sisters. The past four seasons have been a phenomenal adventure and we are eternally grateful to our loyal fans who have loved the twists and thrills of our weird little show. We are thankful to our partners at Temple Street, and to BBC America and Space for their support and giving us the opportunity to end on a high.”
David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Executive Producers of Orphan Black, said: “When we embarked upon this journey with John and Graeme, we knew we had something special on our hands, but didn’t imagine how deeply it would resonate with audiences and the worldwide acclaim it would receive. We are truly in awe of Tatiana who, each season, pulls off the impossible and brings each clone and their unique personalities to life in an extraordinarily captivating way.”
Adding: “We are so proud of the cast and crew, who will be on this final ride with us as we draw the Orphan Black story to a close, and extremely thankful to our partners at BBC America and Space for their continued support, as well as the legions of fans who have made these five seasons possible”.
The drama is produced by Temple Street in association with BBC America and Space.
Orphan Black is currently airing season 4 on BBC America. BBC Three airs the series in the UK with season 4 still yet to air.