‘Orphan Black’ gives a sneak peek of Season 5 and confirms cast

Tatiana Maslany stars in "Orphan Black."
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It’s the beginning of the end. Production for the fifth and final season of “Orphan Black” is underway, and while that may stir complicated feelings among members of the Clone Club, BBC America took advantage of the occasion to offer fans a sneak peek of the first episode.

On Tuesday morning, “Orphan Black” took to its Facebook page to livestream about 20 minutes of production of the Season 5 premiere. The behind-the-scenes video gave fans a look at the on-location set, the crew and, of course, Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany at work.

“As the team reunites to shoot season five, we all wanted to invite the Clone Club to something pretty special — a virtual set visit with Facebook Live,” BBC America President Sarah Barnett said in a news release. “This innovative event marks the beginning of our celebrations leading up to the final season of this unique show in 2017.”

“Orphan Black” co-creator and director John Fawcett gave viewers a brief introduction to the scene.


“Today we’re doing a little scene with Helena hunting in the forest,” Fawcett said. You can watch the full video below.

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BBC America also confirmed which cast members and characters will be featured in the final season of “Orphan Black.”

In addition to Helena, Sarah, Cosima, Alison, Rachel and the other Leda clones played by Maslany, Season 5 will include returning characters Felix (played by Jordan Gavaris), Donnie (Kristian Bruun), Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy), Art (Kevin Hanchard), Ira (Ari Millen), Scott (Josh Vokey) and Kira (Skyler Wexler).


And yes, Delphine (Evelyne Brochu) will be back this season, as well as Ferdinand (James Frain) and Hell Wizard (Calwyn Shurgold).

New cast members making their debut this season include Elyse Levesque as Neolutionist and Detective Engers; Andrew Moodie as Rachel’s new consultant, Mr. Frontenac; Simu Liu as Kira’s new homeroom teacher, Mr. Mitchell; Jenessa Grant as eclectic islander Mud; and Stephen McHattie as the 170-year-old founder of Neolution, P.T. Westmoreland.

The fifth and final season of “Orphan Black” will premiere in 2017.


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