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.
Television’s most entertainingly convoluted series is getting a companion volume from the publishers of such edifying and entertaining titles as Investigating Sherlock and The Doctors Are In.
The Science of Orphan Black – The Official Companion (placeholder cover above) will examine Orphan Black’s science from clones to epigentics; from the real diseases on which the sestras’ disease is based to the philosophies behind Neolution.
The Science of Orphan Black, by Casey Griffin and Nina Nesseth, with Graeme Manson (series co-creator) and Cosima Herter (science consultant) will be in stores on June, 2017.
The fourth season of Orphan Black reached new heights of complexity by returning to the character that died in the series premiere and revealing that she knew more than anyone – including her partner – could have imagined. In doing so, we learned that the show’s ultimate Big Bad was very familiar and totally unknown – a seeming paradox that heightened the show’s drama and allowed us to see more deeply into the show’s mythology.
And, oh yeah, there was a hither-to-unknown Castor clone and a brand new Leda clone.
Even when Orphan Black (BBC America, Thursdays, 10/9C) lightens up on the mythology to go for seemingly straightforward character stuff, it’s still twisted and complex.
The Antisocialism of Sex is one such episode as Sarah seeks to drown her guilt in sex and drugs and booze; Cosima attempts a bit of crazy science; Alison tries to give her daughter Gemma a great birthday slumber party, and Rachel is freed from her cozy prison.
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…
If, like me, your appetite has been whetted by the fourth season premiere of BBC America’s Orphan Black and can’t wait to get the home video to find out what the creative was thinking as they put the season together, it will come as a pleasant surprise to learn that Orphan Black: Season Four will be available (in DVD and Blu-ray) on July 19th. Follow the jump for details.
And Doctor Who fans (where there’s a substantial overlap with Clone Club fans) will be pleased to know that seasons one and two of the new series will be coming out on Blu-ray in June and August, respectively.
Other titles coming up include: Thirteen, Moone Boy: The Complete Collection, Wallander: Season Four, DCI Banks: Season Four, Death in Paradise: Season Four, Silent Witness: Season Three and They Will Have To Kill Us First.
Orphan Black (BBC America, Thursdays, 10/9C) returns with a bang as – like the worm Ouroboros that encircled the world and swallowed its own tail – we return to the beginning. Well, actually, to before the beginning.
As the previously released teaser shows, we begin with a sheep-masked individual witnessing two EMTs burying a body, following which she calls Detective Beth Childs – the woman whose suicide prompted Sarah Manning to steal her identity in the series premiere. We learn that the caller is M.K. – yet another clone! And then… well, it gets weird!
Orphan Black returns on Thursday, April 14th (11/10C) and Clone Club fans will be counting the seconds after viewing the first four minutes of the fourth season premiere. Trust me – and check it out after the jump.
The circle is almost complete. For Sarah and her sisters, the only way forward to return to the past – figuratively, speaking. So, it’s back to Neolution when Orphan Black returns – on a new date and time – on Thursday, April 14th (10/9C).
Follow the jump to view the new trailer, get caught up on what has gone on thus far, and meet the epic cast.