Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany as LEDA clones Sarah (from left), Helena, Alison and Cosima. (BBC America)

‘Orphan Black’ renewed for fourth season

Good news, Clone Club: “Orphan Black” has been renewed for a 10-episode fourth season, BBC America announced Thursday.

“We’re thrilled to be moving forward with Season 4 of the ‘Orphan Black’ saga,” co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson said in a release. “We’re extremely excited about where our story lines are going, and look forward to riding the rollercoaster with our amazing fans Clone Club.”

“Orphan Black” tells the story of Sarah Manning and her clone sisters as they try to uncover the conspiracy that resulted in their creation. Season 3 currently airs at 8 p.m. Saturdays and will end June 20.

Tatiana Maslany stars as Sarah and her sisters. She has received two Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Actress, a TCA Award for Individual Achievement, a Young Hollywood Award, a Gracie Award, two Canadian Screen Awards and Golden Globe, SAG and People’s Choice nominations.

The series earned a Peabody Award in 2014.

“‘Orphan Black’ is an entirely fresh and original show that stands out even in today’s crowded TV landscape,” said Sarah Barnett, BBC America president and general manager. “Tatiana Maslany’s buzzy, virtuoso performance headlines a brilliant cast and we are delighted to let our vocal and passionate fan base know that this wildly entertaining ride will continue next year.”

In addiction to Maslany, the cast includes Ari Millen, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Skyler Wexler, Kevin Hanchard, Evelyne Brochu, Kristian Bruun, Ksenia Solo, Michiel Huisman, Josh Vokey, Zoé De Grand Maison, Justin Chatwin and Kyra Harper.

“The growth of ‘Orphan Black’ and the amazing response from audiences over the past three seasons has exceeded our expectations and we’re delighted to be able to continue the journey in Season 4,” said executive producers David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg. “We are incredibly proud of our talented cast and crew and grateful for the support from our broadcast partners at BBC America and Space.”

“Orphan Black” is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC America and Space. Schneeberg and Fortier of Temple Street Productions serve as executive producers with Manson and Fawcett. “Orphan Black” is distributed by BBC Worldwide.

The fourth season will air in 2016.