Thursday, June 16, 2016

BBC America Renews 'Orphan Black' for Fifth and Final Season

BBC America has renewed its original drama series Orphan Black for a fifth and final season, it was announced today. The final 10-episode season will debut in 2017. The drama airs its fourth season finale tonight at 10/9c.

Orphan Black stars Emmy nominee Tatiana Maslaney as several identical clones trying to unravel a complicated conspiracy.

Co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett serve as executive producers with Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier and Kerry Appleyard. The series is produced by Temple Street in association with BBC America and Space.

"Orphan Black is a thrilling, genre-bending ride that has captured our fans' imaginations and hearts like no other show," said Sarah Barnett, President, BBC America. "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."

Fawcett and Manson added, "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."