"Orphan Black" Takes a Bow with its Fifth and Final Season

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06 June 2017
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Orphan Black
Courtesy of BBC America
"Orphan Black"
Season Premiere Saturday, June 10 at 10 PM ET/PT on BBC America
Emmy®-winning actress Tatiana Maslany 
closes out an impressive run in this iconic role

          During this finale season of BBC America’s award-winning series, the fate of the clone sisterhood will be revealed. From the moment Sarah Manning locked eyes with an unknown identical woman, who jumped to her death, Sarah’s 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 begins with Rachel, the one clone at the center of it all who’s sought to destroy her from day one.  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 went missing.

         In the final season premiere episode, "The Few Who Dare,” Sarah is deeply wounded and struggling to stay alive on the Island. Driven deep into its forest by Neolutionists and worse, she strives to make it far enough to rescue Cosima. 
Meanwhile, a recovering Cosima reunites with Delphine, but there’s way more going on this Island than Cosima imagined and Delphine can’t give her all the answers she needs. What is clear is that Rachel is now in firmly in charge at the right-hand of the 170-year-old founder of Neolution, PT Westmorland. Back home, Neolutionputs the screws to Alison and Donnie in their hunt for Helena. The sestras couldn’t be further apart when they need most to be together.

          Returning cast this season include Jordan Gavaris as Felix, Kristian Bruun as Donnie, Kevin Hanchard as Detective Art Bell, Evelyne Brochu as Dr. Delphine Cormier, Josh Vokey as Scott and Ari Millen as Ira. Guest stars includeJames Frain as Ferdinand, Lauren Hammersley as Adele and new addition, Jenessa Grant as Mud, Cosima’s one true friend on the Island.   

          The clone sisterhood has been through it all together. From assassinations, detrimental illnesses, monitors and accidental murders to suburban drug fronts, kidnappings, male clones and biological warfare – there isn’t anything this lot hasn’t experienced. But through it all, they’ve remained united in their love and mission to keep each other safe at all costs.  They’ve sacrificed their families, the loves of their lives, and any true sense of normalcy – all for the chance to liberate themselves from forces much bigger than any one of them. Now, they must all fight for the family they’ve chosen, for a new future and ultimately, for freedom.


        Now, Cosima and Alison, 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 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.
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