“Orphan Black” will be ending another season run this week. Will it be the last that fans ever watch this series? Has Season 5 really been canceled?
According to Variety, the rumors are not true. “Orphan Black” will still get the fifth season. However, this is set to be the show’s most final installment. The show’s co-creators, John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, both welcome the chance to give their show a proper send-off. “We are excited to deliver an epic conclusion to the tale of Sarah and her clone sisters,” they said in a statement. “The past four seasons have been a phenomenal adventure.”
Fawcett and Manson are also both thankful for the support fans and partners alike have given them over the last three years. “We are eternally grateful to our loyal fans who have loved the twists and thrills of our weird little show,” they added. “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.”
The series will get ten additional episodes after the fourth season ends. According to ComicBook.com, though, fans might not be as excited about the upcoming final season as the showrunners are. Calling themselves the “Clone Club,” these fans have been devoted to Sarah and her many clones from the start. “This news likely comes as a blow considering their love of the series,” ComicBook.com said.
Meanwhile, the president of BBC America Sarah Barnett assures their “incredibly passionate audience” that the best is yet to come. Barnett told Variety that their “genius team of actors, writers and producers” will make sure the show’s fifth and final season will be “one final gobsmacking clone adventure.”
The fifth season of “Orphan Black” is set to air on BBC America next year.