‘Orphan Black’ Renewed for Season 4

Orphan Black is coming back for Season 4!

BBC America has announced that the sci-fi show starring Tatiana Maslany has been renewed for a fourth season. The current third season is only three episodes deep, but the ratings are encouraging enough to secure the show’s renewal for 2016. And it’s just as well. Outside of Doctor Who, I’m not sure BBC America has had a show with more buzz and general audience enthusiasm than Orphan Black.

The news itself was confirmed on the official Orphan Black Twitter account, as a collage of animated gifs, featuring Tatiana Maslany in her slew of clone roles on the show, proclaimed the renewal:

'Orphan Black' Renewed for Season 4

Credit: BBC America

A release date for Season 4 has not been confirmed, beyond the general promise that it’s coming in 2016. But smart money says we get it around this time next year, as spring appears to be working like a charm for Orphan Black.

Ultimately, this renewal is great news for fans of sci-fi TV, as the show not only has some of the sharpest genre writing on TV, it also features one of the best performances on TV overall. Seriously, how Tatiana Maslany hasn’t won an Emmy yet is beyond me, but I’m hoping that the increased buzz that comes with each subsequent season of the series will finally result in a nomination for her, at the very least.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Orphan Black on the Season 4 renewal! It’s well-deserved.

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