Everyone wants ‘Orphan Black’ Season 6 to be a reality, even though the showrunners decided to put an end to the story. Let’s see where the show stands as far as its renewal is concerned.
‘Orphan Black’s’ community of fans haven’t stopped campaigning for a new season, ever since the finale premiered in 2017. For good measure too, the show was one of its kind in its endeavour to portray sci-fi themes that hadn’t been explored before. The show starred a talented cast including Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Michael Mando, Évelyne Brochu. But the only actor you need to get acquainted with immediately is Tatiana Maslany, who flawlessly portrays five characters. She does her job so effortlessly that you’ll be surprised there’s one actor behind all of them.
- What is ‘Orphan Black’ about?
- What happened in season 5?
- ‘Orphan Black’ Season 6 happening soon?
The BBC America series was helmed by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett. It’s gripping, the storytelling is exceptional, and even in highly dramatic, tense moments, the show surprises the viewer with natural comedy. It’s only understandable that fans are championing the idea for a new season!
What is ‘Orphan Black’ about?
‘Orphan Black’, through its five seasons and fifty glorious episodes follows Sarah Manning, a woman whose life changes after witnessing a suicide. On recognising that the woman looks just like her, Sarah assumes her identity as a police detective. Through the first season, Sarah discovers that she’s a clone and that she has many “sister” clones. Her clones are spread throughout Europe and North America as part of an illegal human cloning experiment.
Sarah is thrust headlong into a mystery and realises that someone is plotting to kill her and her other clones. The show tackles issues about the ethical and moral implications that human cloning has, along with its effect on identity. ‘Orphan Black’ anchors around Tatiana Maslany, who portrays each of her clones; Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Helena, and Rachel Duncan. It’s one of the best performances you’ll see in a long, long time. The series is also known for its large community of fans who identify themselves as #CloneClub! They’re the same people who not backing down until ‘Orphan Black’ Season 6 is a reality.
What happened in season 5?
The show continued to sprawl into its mythology and added layers to its characters and story with every season. The final season, as expected, featured a tense atmosphere, as the story made its way through the final pages. Fans assumed that perhaps the finale of the series would probably highlight a shocking death or two, but that wasn’t the case. None of the clones met their end, though it was certainly an emotional goodbye to a show that was fearless in its approach.
The fifth season finale primarily focused on the growing relationship between the clones. The downfall of the egregious Neolutionist movement was wrapped rather quickly with not much explanation. The second half of the finale episode followed the lives of the clones, free from the clutches of the Dyad Institute. We’d say it was the perfect end to an utterly compelling series.
‘Orphan Black’ Season 6 happening soon?
We’d say there’s no reason for the showrunners to return with ‘Orphan Black’ Season 6, especially when the story has ended.
“Variety” reported that the cast and producers’ decision to end the drama was a mutual one.
“We sort of had five seasons in mind, and the thing that we just didn’t want to do is get kind of soft around the middle”, explained ‘Orphan Black’s’ executive producer and co-creator, Graeme Manson. “We think that it’s better to cancel yourself than to get cancelled, than to peter out.”
While that seems fair on their part, the #CloneClub isn’t having it. They’d like to see a movie reunion of sorts or really anything that could bring Tatiana Manslany back to their television screens! Well, technically, Manslany did rejoin the sisterhood when she reprised her clone characters for an audio adventure titled, ‘Orphan Black: The Next Chapter’. It’s not a brand new television show, but it’s something!
Would you watch ‘Orphan Black’ Season 6 if the showrunners decided to renew it? Let us know in the comments.