Following tonight’s series finale, is an Orphan Black season 6 something that we should strive for in any way?
On the surface, the desire to do so is clearly understandable. This is an era where there is such a thirst for familiar content, especially since much of it allows you to emotionally reach back to some other part of your life. You forge that great connection with the source material, and as a result of that, it makes sense that you don’t want to see anything happen to make that connection go away. With a show like this, the connection between the show and the fanbase is so vast that we think that this can be said a million times over: Why in the world would you want to see the series end?
Unfortunately, it made sense that this would mark the end of the road tonight, given that Orphan Black has never been a highly-rated show. Given that it also had one performer in Tatiana Maslany acting in the vast majority of the scenes, it made sense that there would be an end date before she was completely exhausted beyond the point of being able to even move anymore. This show is a lot of work, and we’re grateful that the Clone Club story could be told as long as it’s been.
While we do think it’s smart to adopt a never-say-never sort of sentiment with any show in 2017, we don’t think it is all that likely that we end up seeing more of Orphan Black down the road. One of the important things to remember/consider here is that this is not a show that is ending abruptly. It’s coming to a close at the end of a final season with a proper series finale created for it. It’s effectively getting a chance to do much of what it wanted, so it’s not going to feel anywhere near as much like it’s got something enormous left on the table.
Also, there is the following quote in Interview Magazine that may signal that Maslany is ready to move on and do some other things — at least for now. She was asked by Uzo Aduba of Orange is the New Black if she would sign up for the show again, having now done it:
“I would never want to do a similar thing in terms of television. I don’t know if you’ve ever done a one-woman show, but watching that on stage is my favorite thing on the planet. I’m so drawn to people who can do that and I would love to try it someday. I think that’s the closest that I’d ever get.”
Want to get some other news on Orphan Black?
Then head over here, since you can read a little bit more about it in relation to some of the other shows that are going to be coming to a close on August 12. As it turns out, this is a super-eventful night for new programming! (Photo: BBC America.)