Beware fans of Orphan Black, this might just break your heart. Today, BBC America has confirmed that after four successful years, Orphan Black’has been renewed.
Orphan Black‘s success over the years is reflected in the many awards that both the show, and its cast and crew have been nominated for, and won over the last four years. for a fifth and final season. Considering the popularity and success of the show, BBC America’s decision to conclude Orphan Black comes as a surprise, however ending shows while they still remain popular has become more common in the last few years.
The fifth season will consist of 10 episodes and is expected to premier on BBC America in 2017.
Sarah Barnett, President of BBC America gave credit to the cast and crew for the show’s incredible success. She gave some relief to fans by suggesting a satisfactory ending to the show, stating “We can’t wait to take our incredibly passionate audience on one final gobsmacking clone adventure”.
This sentiment was echoed by David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of Orphan Black and co-presidents of Boat Rocker Studios. Fortier and Schneeberg stated that “We are so proud of the cast and crew, who will be on this final ride with us as we draw the ‘Orphan Black’ story to a close, and extremely thankful to our partners at BBC America and Space for their continued support, as well as the legions of fans who have made these five seasons possible”.
Fans will have to wait until next year to see how the series ends. In the meantime all four seasons are available to stream on Netflix. Watch the series trailer below.