Coming off of “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany’s recent win at the Emmys, BBC America is helping the Clone Club maintain its high by offering a sneak peek behind the scenes of the show’s fifth and final season.
The footage aired via Facebook Live Tuesday morning on the “Orphan Black” page and shows over 20 minutes of the filming process in a wooded area.
BBC America has also confirmed the returning cast and new additions for “Orphan Black” Season 5.
In addition to Maslany in all her various forms, Jordan Gavaris will return to play Felix, as will Kristian Bruun in his role as Alison’s husband Donnie. The rest of the returning cast includes Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S); Kevin Hanchard (Art); Ari Millen (Ira); Josh Vokey (Scott); Skyler Wexler (Kira); James Frain (Ferdinand); Evelyne Brochu (Delphine); and Calwyn Shurgold (Hell Wizard).
Elyse Levesque will join the season to play Detective Engers, who is described as “a dirty Neolution cop who is a true believer.” Andrew Moodie will portray Mr. Frontenac, Rachel’s new mysterious consultant; Simu Liu will play Kira’s new homeroom teacher Mr. Mitchell; Jenessa Grant will be introduced as Mud, an eclectic young islander; and Stephen McHattie also joins to play P.T. Westmoreland, the mythical 170-year-old founder of Neolution.
Executive Producers of “Orphan Black” and Co-Presidents of Boat Rocker Studios David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg expressed “mixed feelings” in putting together the show’s last season. “We are incredibly proud of ‘Orphan Black’ and what it’s come to mean to all those involved and, especially, the fans. Our pride is only matched by our gratitude to the wonderfully talented writers, producers, cast, and crew who have been so dedicated to bringing to life such engaging and compelling characters and storylines.”
“Orphan Black” is also executive produced by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, who created the series, as well as Kerry Appleyard. BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally. The show is produced by Temple Street Productions, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with BBC America and Bell Media’s Space.
Season 5 of “Orphan Black” will premiere in 2017.