‘Orphan Black’ to Return for Fifth and Final Season

Season 4 finale of BBC America series to air tonight

Last Updated: June 16, 2016 @ 9:07 AM

BBC America has renewed “Orphan Black” for a fifth season, which will also be the show’s last, TheWrap has learned.

“‘Orphan Black is a thrilling, genre-bending ride that has captured our fans’ imaginations and hearts like no other show,” Sarah Barnett, president of BBC America, stated. “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.”

The drama starring Tatiana Maslany will air its final 10-episode season in 2017. The series has received considerable critical and award attention. It earned a Peabody Award in 2014, and Maslany has received a 2015 Emmy nomination for Best Actress, two Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Actress, a TCA Award for Individual Achievement, a Young Hollywood Award, a Gracie Award, two Canadian Screen Awards and Golden Globe, SAG and People’s Choice nominations.

Co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson 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.”

“Orphan Black” is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC America and Space. Executive producers are Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier of Temple Street Productions, and “Orphan Black” creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. It is distributed by BBC Worldwide.