Below, watch Orphan Black TV show co-creator Graeme Manson and stars Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun, and Jordan Gavaris, tease the final chapter. While not cancelled, the Canadian sci-fi series was renewed for a fifth and final season on BBC America and Space back in June. The decision to end Orphan Black was a creative choice.
Production on Orphan Black, season five, begins Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The drama also stars newly minted Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany (to the nth power), Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ari Millen, and Josh Vokey.
Here is more, from TV Line:
“We try and explore a new branch of contemporary science every year,” co-showrunner Graeme Manson told TVLine’s Michael Ausiello on the red carpet, “and this year… we’re looking at prolongevity and life extension, which is a very interesting and topical science right now.”
Manson was less forthcoming on the subject of new clones. “That’s a touchy question,” he said before Jordan Gavaris came to his rescue, suggesting that there may not be “new” clones, just clones that are “out there and we haven’t met them yet.”
Maslany’s first Outstanding Lead Drama Actress Emmy was also a first for a BBC America original series. The network put out a video congratulating its versatile star. Check it out.
During San Diego Comic Con, this past summer, Manson said he and fellow Orphan Black creators, John Fawcett and Alex Levine, had always had five seasons in mind. They preferred to self-cancel the show, rather than get cancelled for underperforming.
What do you think? Is the Orphan Black TV series ending at the right time? Do you wish it had been renewed for a sixth season?