'Orphan Black' Is Ending After Season 5
On the eve of it season four finale, BBC America series "Orphan Black" has been renewed for a fifth season -- which will also be its last.
Execs from the network announced on Thursday that the show, starring Tatiana Maslany as a string of clones, will wrap its run with a 10-episode season five, which will air sometime in 2017. In a statement, BBC America president Sarah Barnett called the series "a thrilling, genre-bending ride that has captured our fans' imaginations and hearts like no other show."
"Orphan Black" premiered in 2013 to much critical fanfare, and plenty of praise for Maslany, who netted nominations for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance as protagonist Sarah, who discovers she's one of a group of clones -- and caught up in a mass conspiracy.
"We are excited to deliver an epic conclusion to the tale of Sarah and her clone sisters," said co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson in a statement. "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."
The season four finale of "Orphan Black" airs tonight (June 16) on BBC America. No premiere date for season five has been announced yet.