The critically acclaimed, award-winning sci-fi series Orphan Black is set to kick off its fifth and final season on June 10, 2017. The much-anticipated new season of the BBC America series will hopefully provided a satisfying end (at least for now) to the story of the sestras as well as the supporting players who have been integral in the lives of Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, and Krystal. Key among the returning Orphan Black supporting cast are Kristian Bruun (‘Donnie Hendrix’), Jordan Gavaris (‘Felix Dawkins’), and Kevin Hanchard (‘Detective Art Bell’), and the trio teamed up at last year’s Comic Con to provide a little insight into the upcoming final season and what it’s been like starring opposite Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany. Also on hand at Comic Con were executive producers Graeme Manson and John Fawcett who explained where season five picks up and what fans can expect from the final season.
The Orphan Black Season 5 Plot: From the moment Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) locked eyes with an unknown identical woman, who jumped to her death – her life has never been the same. She’s found out she’s a clone, that there are multiple clones out there, and multiple factions that sought to hunt, control, betray or kill them. Now, the final showdown with Rachel (Maslany), the one clone at the center of it all who’s sought to destroy her and her sestras from day one begins. And as the walls close in on her, Sarah must decide her next move very carefully, for this time, it’s life or death for everyone she loves.
When we last saw Sarah, she’d been badly beaten in an epic physical battle against Rachel, that left her bruised and broken. Her foster mum, Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy), and daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) were taken hostage and her sestra Cosima (Maslany) went missing. Now, Cosima and Alison (Maslany), and their allies have been brought to heel. Even more harrowing is that Kira has joined them in surrender. Rachel, sitting at the head of the Neolution table, has carte blanche access to their clone biology, and with Helena (Maslany) pregnant with twins, her biology is the most coveted of all. Sarah in a desperate attempt to regain control, realizes she must change tactics to pursue a long game. She, and those still able to fight, will uncover the missing pieces of the insidious conspiracy – and finally free themselves from the tyranny that has taken over their lives. Despite the great risk, the fight of her life will either set her and her sestras free, or see them meet their end.
Watch the full Kristian Bruun, Jordan Gavaris, and Kevin Hanchard Orphan Black interview:
Short interview with Graeme Manson and John Fawcett: