BBC America announced today that its award-winning sci-fi thriller “Orphan Black” has been renewed for a fifth and final 10-episode season slated to air in 2017. The series follows Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), a con artist by trade, who witnesses her doppelgänger commit suicide and eventually assumes the identity of her clone. Sarah soon realizes that she has many sister clones spread throughout the world and that someone is plotting to kill them and her. She in turn discovers scientific movements, secret religious groups, and biotech corporations all of whom have a vested interest in Sarah and her daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) and the desire to control human evolution.
Since it first aired in 2013, the series has been widely acclaimed by critics and the public alike. Tatiana Maslany won a Critics’ Choice Television Award and a Television Critics Association award after the series’ first year, and was later nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2015. The series also won a Peabody Award in 2014.
In an official statement, co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson said that they 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.”
The fourth season finale will air tonight at 10pm Eastern only on BBC America.