The end is near for Orphan Black’s Clone Club. The entire cast of one of the smartest, most engaging shows in television history begins its farewells with an appearance at Paleyfest LA in March – before the show’s final season premieres on Saturday, June 10th.
In what seems like an unprecedented move by BBC America, the network has announced the casting for the fifth and final season of the Emmy®-winning drama Orphan Black.
Aside from the show’s core cast – Tatiana Maslany (every Leda clone), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Kevin Hanchard (Art), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Ari Millen (Castor clone Ira), Josh Vokey (Scott) and Skyler Wexler (Kira) – the season five returning cast will include James Frain (Ferdinand), Evelyne Brochu (Delphine) and Calwyn Shurgold (Hell Wizard).
Key new characters include: Detective Engers, Mr. Frontenac, Mr. Mitchell, Mud and P.T. Westmoreland. For character descriptions (and their respective cast members) follow the jump.
Co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett and returning writer Alex Line head up the creative team. Orphan black will conclude its run in 2017.
We’re not even halfway into season four of Orphan Black (BBC America, Thursday, 10/9C) and the revelations have come flooding from the minds of the show’s creators like a monsoon. We’ve learned there’s another clone, MK, who was working with Beth; we’ve learned there’s another Castor clone, Ira; we’ve learned that Charlotte was cloned from Rachel (so, a second-generation clone), and so much more.
In this week’s episode, the hits just keep on coming…
The first two seasons of Orphan Black (BBC America, Saturdays, 9/8C) have followed the four members of what has come to be known as the Clone Club as they sought to find out a) who was trying to kill them off and why, and b) how did they come to exist in the first place.
Along the way the series explored concepts like identity, sibling rivalry, nature vs. nurture and more. Series co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett have expected their audience to pay attention and think. Millions of them have. Then, at the end of season two, they dropped an even bigger bombshell – there’s another series of clones; male ones!
One of the best shows on television right now is Orphan Black. We’ve consistently given it a A+ grade for a reason (several actually) – it’s just that good.
Yes, it’s insanely detailed and requires that its audience actually watch and pay attention, but that’s not a bad thing. Orphan Black takes it for granted that its audience can keep up with it.
If you haven’t been watching, or just want a quick refresher before the Clone Club kicks into gear with Season Three on Saturday, April 18th (9/8C), follow the jump to check out Orphan Black in four minutes.