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.
I’m not sure what the signs of the Apocalypse are but two of them are probably tonight’s Emmy Awards show finishing on time and the Academy actually giving Tatiana Maslany the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama.
Seriously. Who’d a thunk it? The members of the Academy must have actually watched some of the multitude of screeners with which they were deluged with this year.
I’m so stoked about this that I’m not terribly ticked off by many of the other choices (not that will keep me from commenting…) – all of which follow the jump.
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…
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.
The Clone Club returns on Thursday, April 14th (10/9C) (Clone Clubbers don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy, right?). That’s right – BBC America is so confident about the show and its fans that its moving Orphan Black to the busiest night of the week.
Of course, the show is returning after some of the biggest cliffhanging moments of its run: Delphine has been shot; Rachel has been reunited with her mother; and an old foe – thought to have been dealt with – has returned to reveal itself to be the Big Bad behind the Big Bad! All this and Ferdinand, too! Confused? You won’t be after the fourth season premiere of Orphan Black!
For – including a very cool new trailer – more follow the jump.
Orphan Black – returning to BBC America in April – has a decidedly Lewis Carroll-ish new trailer. It’s entitled Down the Rabbit Hole and provides glimpses of what lies ahead. Poor Alice… I mean Beth… I mean Sarah!
Follow the jump to check out Down the Rabbit Hole and learn about the Orphan Black Fan Poster contest (you could win $10,000 and more!).