The good news for fans of BBC America’s science-fiction thriller “Orphan Black,” starring Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, is that season five will be airing soon — premiering June 10 — and an intense new trailer for the season just came out today. (You can watch it below.)
The bad news — although it has been known for almost a year — is that season five marks the end of the road for the series. The fifth and final season will consist of 10 episodes.
BBC America released details today about the final season. Not that they gave anything away, but still … read no further if you would rather not know.
“The clone sisterhood has been through it all together. From assassinations, detrimental illnesses, monitors and accidental murders to suburban drug fronts, kidnappings, male clones and biological warfare — there isn’t anything this lot hasn’t experienced,” BBC America says in today’s announcement. “But through it all, they’ve remained united in their love and mission to keep each other safe at all costs. They’ve sacrificed their families, the loves of their lives, and any true sense of normalcy, all for the chance to liberate themselves from forces much bigger than any one of them. This season, they must all fight for the family they’ve chosen, for a new future and ultimately, for freedom.”
The announcement adds: “About the Final Trip: This season, the walls close in on Sarah when nearly all her sestras and their allies are brought to heel by Rachel. Even more harrowing is that her daughter Kira has joined them. With the threat of Neolution having carte blanche access to clone biology, Sarah is desperate to gain control, but realizes she must change tactics to pursue a long game. Protecting both her families, and the host of clones she’s yet to meet, Sarah and those still fighting the fight will uncover the missing pieces of the insidious conspiracy — and finally learn the story behind their origin. Despite the great risk, the fight of her life will either set her and her sestras free, or see them meet their end.”
The show is produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with BBC America and Bell Media’s Space.
Seasons 1-4 of “Orphan Black” are available on the BBC America App and Amazon Prime.
Here’s the season five trailer …