The fifth and final season of Orphan Black will receive its UK premiere on Netflix UK on Sunday June 11th, it has been announced.
New episodes will continue to be made available every Sunday, less than 24 hours after they initially air on BBC America in the United States, through to the season finale in August.
Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany as several identical clone sisters. The drama series is produced by Temple Street Productions, with Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, Kerry Appleyard, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett serving as executive producers. The series initially aired in the UK on BBC Three, but, following the decision to move the channel online, BBC Three execs quietly dropped the show, which was then acquired by Netflix UK.
Here’s the official synopsis for season five: “The clones have 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.”
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.