‘Orphan Black’ Renewed for Fifth and Final Season
Orphan Black wraps its fourth season tonight, and BBC America is confirming that next year’s fifth season will be the hit show’s last. Star Tatiana Maslany will return for the final episodes, as the story concludes its final arc.
“The fourth season took viewers down a rabbit hole deeper into the heart of the conspiracy and explored what viewers were yearning to see – Beth’s back story. After the roller coaster ride of Season 4, we were left on the edge of our seats,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “Season 5 promises to take us into uncharted territories, where the stakes are higher than ever. Knowing the prowess of the ORPHAN BLACK creative team, I’d say, fasten your seatbelts.”
“ORPHAN BLACK has transcended the landscape of Canadian television, and it has been an honour for the Bell Media family to bring this revolutionary series to our fervent and devoted audience,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “We look forward to taking fans on one final journey with our clone ‘sestras’ alongside the genius team of writers, the entire cast and crew including the awe-inspiring Tatiana Maslany, and our production partners Temple Street and BBC America.”
“We are excited to deliver an epic conclusion to the tale of Sarah and her clone sisters,” said co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson. “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, Space and BBC America for their support, and giving us the opportunity to end on a high.”
“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,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Executive Producers of ORPHAN BLACK and Co-Presidents of Boat Rocker Studios. “We are truly in awe of Tatiana who each season pulls off the impossible, and brings each clone’s unique personalities to life in an extraordinarily captivating way. 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 are extremely thankful to our partners at Space and BBC America for their continued support, as well as the legions of fans who have made these five seasons possible.”
It’ll be a shame to see Orphan Black come to an end, but at least the series is going out on its own terms, and at the height of its narrative abilities. It’s one of the few shows on TV that has maintained a consistent level of quality throughout multiple seasons. It really is a show you can depend on to deliver great, unique drama.
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