What will happen in the final season of Orphan Black? Recently, co-creator Graeme Manson spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming fifth and final season of the BBC America TV series.
The sci-fi drama centers on Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), a con-woman who discovers she is one of many clones that have been created by a scientific movement — and are at the center of an assassination plot by a secret religious group. The cast also includes Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Skyler Wexler, Ari Millen, and Josh Vokey.
In the interview, Manson teased lots of tears for the Orphan Black series finale:
When we speak for the finale, you’re going to be crying. And that’s okay. We have just finished locking picture on the finale. I think it’s largely a story that [co-creator John Fawcett] and I had in our minds loosely from the very beginning. But to answer your question, I think we sort of asked ourselves: Who were they then and where are they now, and what does freedom look like to each of them?”
But will the mystery be answered? Manson says there will be some closure to the finale:
If we manage to find our way through this — through this massive mystery and this massive conspiracy to the end of it — we certainly wanted to answer all the questions of the mystery and wrap it up. But then there’s this great open question about their hearts and their future and the strength of the bond of the sisterhood, everything they’ve gone through. So, I think we do want to kind of have a sense of the future of something moving forward when we get to the end of it. But again there’s a twist on that, and hopefully you’ll enjoy it through your tears.”
The final season of Orphan Black premieres on BBC America on June 10th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch a sneak peek below:
What do you think? Are you a fan of Orphan Black? What do you think will happen in the final season?