Renewed: Orphan Black to end with 5th season

Final 10 episodes for Canadian sci-fi will air in 2017.


Canadian sci-fi series Orphan Black has been renewed for a fifth and final season.

The final 10 episodes will air in 2017.

The series, starring Tatiana Maslany, 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,” BBC America president Sarah Barnett said 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.”

Co-creators and showrunners 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.”

It airs in Australia on SBS 2.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

8 Responses

  1. One of the very best shows I’ve seen on TV. Story line went a little off track in S2 – S3.
    But current season 4 is a standout. I’m glad its wrapping up with a conclusion series next year. Deserves to go out on top.
    I’m in awe of Tatiana Maslany

  2. That’s good news. I love the show but would like to see it go out on a high and given the opportunity to wrap the series up. It’s been a gripping show and Tatiana Maslany is amazing – to the point where I actually forget she is playing so many different roles so if say Helena is not in an episode I think, oh, the actor wasn’t available!

  3. Love this show but am happy it will be ending “on a high”. The creators mentioned earlier this year that they had planned for a 5-season story arc so I’m glad they’re able to complete their vision in full rather than having to use clilches, repetitive or ridiculous storylines to keep the series going past its use-by date!

  4. A shame but think it has run its course.
    Not normally a big fan of sci-fi but have really enjoyed Orphan Black, especially the current series. Tatiana in her role as the different sisters is always brilliant – the characters here are what makes this show.
    Especially love Alison and Donnie – they are hilarious.

  5. It’s good when they decide in advance a show will end then they can hopefully do the final season and final episode appropriately with the exception of the good wife which they buggered up the final episode.

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