Fans of the Clone Club, be prepared to celebrate … even if the news is a little bit bittersweet. Today, BBC America confirmed that “Orphan Black” has been renewed for a fifth season! However, they also confirmed that this will be the show’s last.
In a statement, show co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson had the following to pass along:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Sarah Barnett, president of BBC America, said the following:
“Orphan Black is a thrilling, genre-bending ride that has captured our fans’ imaginations and hearts like no other show. 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 [Maslany] 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.”
The ratings for this show were never necessarily such that we had a tremendous amount of confidence that it’d be coming back forever, so ultimately, we presume that we really should just be happy withthe fact that it is getting a fifth season and a chance to tie things up properly.
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