June 16, 2016


‘Orphan Black’ to End After Season 5

Desiree Navarro/WireImage
Desiree Navarro/WireImage

Orphan Black, the hit sci-fi drama on BBC America, has been renewed for a fifth season…but that season, sadly, will be its last.

Ahead of the Season 4 finale on Thursday night, BBC America and co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson announced that the series, starring Tatiana Maslany in multiple roles as a British mother and her many clones, will end after one more go-round. No word on when Season 5 will premiere, but 2017 looks likely.

Fawcett and Manson said in a joint statement:

“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.”

Maslany has earned raves for Orphan Black, which premiered in 2013. The 30-year-old actress has won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards and earned SAG, Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.