It’s Roll Call for the Final Season of Iconic Canadian Series ORPHAN BLACK, Beginning June 10
— May 8, 2017
– ORPHAN BLACK returns Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET –
– INNERSPACE features weekly recaps every Monday at 6 p.m. ET –
– Seasons 1- 4 are available now on CraveTV –
– Viewers can catch-up on new episodes on Space.ca and Space GO –
TORONTO (May 8, 2017) – Space Original Series ORPHAN BLACK makes its highly anticipated return for its climactic final season on Saturday,June 10 at 10 p.m. ET. 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. Space viewers can catch-up on Season 5 of ORPHAN BLACK on Space.ca, Space GO, and via On Demand partners.
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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. “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.
In the season opener, “The Few Who Dare” (Saturday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET), a wounded Sarah, desperate to rescue Cosima, get off the island and reunite with her family, journeys into the island's interior, only to discover a mysterious village - the beating heart of the Neolution agenda. Meanwhile, a recovering Cosima reunites with Delphine and begins investigating the secrets of the Island under the watchful eye of Rachel who is now firmly in charge at the right-hand of the 170-year-old founder of Neolution, P.T. Westmorland. Back home, Neolution’s hunt for Helena, puts the screws to Alison and Donnie.
Throughout ORPHAN BLACK’s run, INNERSPACE delivers an insider’s look at the events that transpired in Saturday night’s episode in an AFTER THE BLACK segment every Monday night at 6 p.m. ET. Hosts Teddy Wilson, Morgan Hoffman, and Ajay Fry dive deep into the rabbit hole with interviews, behind-the-scenes features, and viewer questions.
Viewers can catch-up on Seasons 1-4 of ORPHAN BLACK on CraveTV.
ORPHAN BLACK is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (X COMPANY, KILLJOYS), Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT), John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, Ginger Snaps), and Kerry Appleyard (X COMPANY). The series is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally. ORPHAN BLACK is also the recipient of nine 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, more than any other drama series.
ORPHAN BLACK is produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with Space and BBC America. Production Executive is Gosia Kamela. Tom Hastings is Director, Original Programming, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
About Bell Media Original Programming Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and WHAT WOULD SAL DO?; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, and CORNER GAS: THE ANIMATED SERIES; and nine series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
About Temple Street Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street’s past and present projects include Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), X Company (CBC), Killjoys (Syfy, Space), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel, Hulu), Lost & Found Music Studios (Family Channel, Netflix), Wingin’ It (Family Channel), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook’d (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada’s Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy’s Wild Life (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more information, visit www.templestreet.com, follow us on Twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.
About Space Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and the popular after show AFTER THE BLACK. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK and KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series DOCTOR WHO, THE EXPANSE, DARK MATTER, and AFTERMATH. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.