Orphan Black renewed for its fifth, yet final season


Photo courtesy of BBC America

Bittersweet news broke today, just hours before the season four finale airs tonight. Our long beloved clone sci-fi drama Orphan Black will come to an end next year for its fifth, and final, season.

Tatiana Maslany stars in the show, playing – at last count – 29 SEPARATE CLONES, according the the Orphan Black Wiki. Her performances of these incredibly distinct characters earned Maslany a 2015 Emmy nomination, a Screen Actors Guild nomination, two Critics Choice awards and a Television Critics Association award.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter,  BBC America president Sarah Barnett said, “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 (Maslany) 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 and show runners Graeme Manson and John Fawcett 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.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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