“Orphan Black’s” Final Season Begins On June 10th

Season 5 of "Orphan Black" brings Sarah Manning and her sisters to their darkest days, in an effort to win their freedom.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Space’s original series Orphan Black makes its highly anticipated return for its climactic final season on Saturday, June 10th at 10pm.

Produced by Temple Street, Season 5 of Orphan Black brings Sarah Manning and her sisters to their darkest days, in an effort to win their freedom. Throughout the season, the sisters individually delve into their past to confront personal struggles and emerge stronger through these self-explorations.

Adored by fans and critics alike in more than 170 countries, Orphan Black has transcended the landscape of Canadian television. Throughout its four-season run, this genre-bending series has introduced viewers to some of the most unconventional characters and storylines on television, championed individuality, personal evolution, and strong and complex female characters. Led by the Emmy®-award winning Tatiana Maslany, the series has amassed a fervent fan base spawning Clone Clubs around the globe. It has received a cavalcade of accolades, including a Peabody Award, as well as multiple Canadian Screen Awards for Best Drama, Writing, and Direction, along with multiple Best Acting wins for Maslany.

“It has been Space’s privilege to have been the home of Orphan Black for five exceptional seasons,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming, Bell Media. “Congratulations to the outstanding cast led by the multi-faceted Tatiana Maslany; the incredible production powerhouse of Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier’s Temple Street, and the inimitable creative team led by showrunners Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, and Executive Producer, Kerry Appleyard. Together, along with our partners at BBCA, we’ve brought this show to life and delivered inventive and unforgettable characters and storylines that will live on long after the series ends.”

“The pride our company takes in Orphan Black is matched only by the gratitude we feel towards the individuals who put their all into making the show what it is,” said Executive Producers Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier in a media release. “To our friends at Space and BBCA, our colleagues at Temple Street, and the wonderfully and truly talented writers, directors, actors and crew, we say, break a leg for Season 5.”

This season, after Sarah’s harrowing physical battle with Rachel and unsuccessful attempt to save Cosima on a remote Neoloution-operated island, she awakens to a familiar nightmare – her daughter, Kira, is in Rachel’s care at The Dyad Institute. Nearly all the clone sisters have been brought to heel and Sarah’s next in line. Yet this time, Rachel doesn’t resort to force to break Sarah’s defiant spirit. She wields her newfound power with grace, and dubiously promises an end to the violence if Sarah cooperates. Wary of these new terms, Sarah leans on Mrs. S to teach her a new strategy as they change tactics to pursue a long game. Working together, the sisters uncover the missing pieces of the insidious conspiracy, and finally learn the story behind their origin.