Orphan Black has been renewed for a fifth season but the next 10-episodes airing in 2017 will be the last, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "For a long time, we've had a pretty good idea that season five would be the furthest that we could take the ball down the field," said series co-creator Graeme Manson.
Even though we still have another season, we can't help but miss the show already. Specifically...
1. Clones. Clones, clones, clones
There is no other show where one incredibly talented actress like Tatiana Maslany has to play as many characters as she does. Maslamy's phenomenal acting across all characters is incredible to watch. An insight in to what it might be like if people were cloned is also fascinating.
2. Exploring diversity and difference
Each clone is unique and represents different people from diverse walks of life. From a feisty soccer mum who’s also an alcoholic, to a biology mastermind with dreadlocks, the show embraces all different characters. This character mix allows the audience to imagine being different versions of themselves if they were to be cloned, or given a different life.
3. Incredible and intense thriller scenes
Ok, yes it is part of the thriller genre, but Orphan Black does on-the-edge-of-your-seat so well. Craftware as torture objects, the operating room scene, the male clone project, Ethan’s self-poisoned tea and so the list continues. The lighting and camera work in the ‘horror’ scenes is remarkable too. Seat edges will be feeling lonely once the series is over.
4. Celebrating sexuality
A transgender clone took this show to a whole new level. Felix kissing the transgender clone was a passionate screen moment. The diversity on this show and the breaking of boundaries will be sorely missed.
Watch the final episode of season 4 of Orphan Black on SBS On Demand today at 6pm (AEST), just hours after the US broadcast. That episode will then be broadcast the following Tuesday at 9:30pm (AEST) on SBS 2.
Missed the last episode? Watch it right here: