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Orphan Black Renewed for Fifth and Final Season

BBC America has announced that its critically acclaimed series Orphan Black has been renewed for a fifth and final season. The series, which stars Tatiana Maslany (in an award winning and Emmy-nominated turn) as a series of clones trying to get to the bottom of the story of their existence, ends its fourth season tonight on the network.

“‘Orphan Black’ is a thrilling, genre-bending ride that has captured our fans’ imaginations and hearts like no other show,” said Sarah Barnett, President of BBC America, in a statement. “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.”

No, you’re not seeing doubles; you’re seeing quadruples. That’s a four-clone scene. Helena (Tatiana Maslany), Cosima (Tatiana Maslany), Alison (Tatiana Maslany), and Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) are toasting the Clone Club. Photo by BBC America.
Photo by BBC America.

Series co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson added to Barnett’s statement, saying, “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.”

The final season of Orphan Black will consist of 10 episodes and air in the spring of 2017 on BBC America.

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