One of the most pleasant surprises in original science fiction television programming of the last few years, BBC’s ‘Orphan Black,’ is coming to an end. In just a few short weeks, the final season of the mind-bending, clone-populated show will debut, and now BBC has given fans one final trailer to hold them over until the premiere arrives.
The intriguing alt-reality sci-fi show made a star out of its lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, by asking her to carry the show, quite literally, by playing not only her role, but those of her four clones, or “sestras,” as the show calls them. The fourth season ended on several cliffhangers, so fans should be relieved to see the show coming back to the airwaves!
Take a good look at the video below followed by the Season 5 synopsis:
“When we last saw Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), 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.”
The 5th and final season of ‘Orphan Black’ premieres June 10, 2017, on BBC America.
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