BBC America had a bittersweet announcement for “Orphan Black” fans today, giving the show’s final season a set premiere date. BBC America confirmed that the show will be ending after this upcoming season, which is now set to premiere on June 10, 2017.
This will mark the fifth and final season of the network’s critically-acclaimed series. Tatiana Maslany will return to her Emmy-winning role as multiple clones, the series itself picked up a Peabody Award. In addition, BBC America announced Tatiana Maslany (Leda clones) and the full cast will appear together for the first time at 2017’s PaleyFest LA on Thursday, March 23rd. Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Detective Art Bell), Evelyne Brochu (Delphine), Ari Millen (Ira and Castor clones), acting double Kathryn Alexandre and co-creator and writer, Graeme Manson, will kick off BBCA’s farewell to the series when they join the festival for a panel.
Headed up by co-creator Graeme Manson, the writing team includes returning writer Alex Levine and new writers Jeremy Boxen, Greg Nelson, Jenn Engels, David Bezmozgis, Renee St Cyr, Natalia Guled, and Aisha Porter-Christie. Returning to direct is co-creator John Fawcett, along with David Frazee, Aaron Morton, David Wellington, Grant Harvey, and Helen Shaver.
This season will bring back Jordan Gavaris as Sarah’s foster brother Felix; Kristian Bruun as Alison’s husband Donnie; Maria Doyle Kennedy as Sarah and Felix’s foster mother Mrs. S; Kevin Hanchard as Art; Ari Millen as castor clone Ira; Josh Vokey as Scott; and Skyler Wexler as Sarah’s daughter Kira. Other confirmed actors that are set to return include James Frain as Ferdinand, Evelyne Brochu as Delphine; and Calwyn Shurgold as Hell Wizard. New arrival include Elyse Levesque as Detective Engers, a dirty Neolution cop who is a true believer; Andrew Moodie as Mr. Frontenac, Rachel’s new mysterious consultant; Simu Liu as Mr. Mitchell, Kira’s new homeroom teacher; Jenessa Grant as Mud, an eclectic young islander; and Stephen McHattie as P.T. Westmoreland, the mythical 170-year-old founder of Neolution.
Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with BBC AMERICA and Bell Media’s SPACE. The series is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, Graeme Manson, John Fawcett and Kerry Appleyard. The series is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally.