Well, look. There’s good news. And there’s bad news. The good: BBC America has announced today that it has renewed Orphan Black for a fifth season. The bad: the fifth season will be the the final season.
But let’s face it. Tatiana Maslany could probably do with a rest.
The drama, starring Tatiana Maslany as just about everyone, has been re-commissioned for a 10-episode fifth season scheduled to air in 2017.
“Orphan Black is a thrilling, genre-bending ride that has captured our fans’ imaginations and hearts like no other show,” says Sarah Barnett, president of BBC America. “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 John Fawcett and Graeme Manson add: “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.”
David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of Orphan Black chip in: “We are truly in awe of Tatiana who, each season, pulls off the impossible and brings each clone and their unique personalities to life in an extraordinarily captivating way.” Never a truer word said.