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BBC America Renews 'Orphan Black' For Fifth And Final Season

It looks like it's good news and bad news for fans of the BBC America series Orphan Black known as the "clone club."

BBC America announced today the renewal of its award-winning original series Orphan Black for a fifth and final season.

The drama starring Tatiana Maslany has been re-commissioned for a 10-episode order from Temple Street and is slated to air in 2017.

Sarah Barnett, President of BBC America, stated, “’Orphan Black is a thrilling, genre-bending ride that has captured our fans’ imaginations and hearts like no other show. Our genius team of actors, writers and producers have, time after time, taken us to a place of awe, delight and utter shock and surprise."

Barnett continued, "Tatiana has been and continues to be a complete revelation, hers is one of the most remarkable performances on television, and she is joined by an extraordinary cast. We can’t wait to take our incredibly passionate audience on one final gobsmacking clone adventure.”

Co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson stated: “We are excited to deliver an epic conclusion to the tale of Sarah and her clone sisters. The past four seasons have been a phenomenal adventure and we are eternally grateful to our loyal fans who have loved the twists and thrills of our weird little show.

Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street in association with BBC America and Space.

**Photo courtesy of BBC America**

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