‘Orphan Black’ Final Season Premiere Date Announced

Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany and James Frain
Rachel (Tatiana Maslany) and Ferdinand (James Frain) in ‘Orphan Black’ season 4 (Photo Credit: Ken Woroner © BBC AMERICA)

BBC America confirmed the final season of Orphan Black will premiere on June 10, 2017. Season five will air on Saturdays at 10pm ET/PT, with Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany once again portraying multiple clones in the fascinating, critically acclaimed sci-fi series. The cast of season five also includes Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Detective Art Bell), Evelyne Brochu (Delphine), and Ari Millen (Ira and Castor clones).

In support of the show’s final season, Maslany and her fellow Orphan Black cast members will make their first appearance at Paleyfest LA on March 23, 2017. They’ll be joined for a panel discussion by Maslany’s acting double Kathryn Alexandre and series co-creator/writer Graeme Manson.

During last summer’s San Diego Comic Con, Maslany provided a hint at what’s in store for season five of the series. Asked if we’ll see Alison back working with her sestras, Maslany replied, “Yeah, I think so. She’s kind of in the woods with Helena so they have an unexpected – again they’re forced into confinement with each other but now it’s Helena’s world, Helena’s home. It’s different. I would love to see those two do a little bit more together since it’s such an unlikely pairing.”

Maslany also believes it may be possible for Rachel to find redemption before the series comes to an end. “I think she reconciles, too, that she’s a clone. She’s like the rest of them, that she’s not different,” explained Maslany. “I feel like there’s a deep vulnerability that we’ve seen over the seasons, and as much as she sort of goes about things in a very misguided way, in a very cruel way, her intention is like all of the clones to just have some control over her life and just have some autonomy and some kind of volition in it.”