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Tatiana Maslany as Cosima, Sarah, Helena and Alison

‘Orphan Black’ clones declare war

The first trailer for the fifth and final season of Orphan Black shows that Sarah and her clone sestras will take the fight to their enemies.

The new trailer not only previews the season, but can be seen as a call to arms for any number of progressive movements. Sarah, Alison, Helena and Cosima vow to fight “to control our bodies” (abortion rights), “for our freedom” (human rights), “to love whom we choose” and “for the family we’ve chosen” (gay rights).

For four seasons, shady corporations, scary religious groups and the evil clone Rachel have hunted, captured, exploited and/or betrayed the sestras. They’ve survived illnesses, monitors and sadistic male clones, too. The sestras remain devoted to one another and their families, and have sacrificed so much to protect each other.

“Together we are one,” the clones say in the trailer.

Their biggest battle comes in the final season as Sarah and her crew finally crack the clone conspiracy and learn the story behind their origin.

“This season, the walls close in on Sarah when nearly all her sestras and their allies are brought to heel by Rachel,” BBC America says. “Even more harrowing is that her daughter Kira has joined them.”

“With the threat of Neolution having carte blanche access to clone biology, Sarah is desperate to gain control, but realizes she must change tactics to pursue a long game. Protecting both her families, and the host of clones she’s yet to meet, Sarah and those still fighting the fight will uncover the missing pieces of the insidious conspiracy—and finally learn the story behind their origin.

“Despite the great risk, the fight of her life will either set her and her sestras free, or see them meet their end.”

“Orphan Black” returns at 10/9c June 10 on BBC America.

Orphan Black Season 5 photos
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Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning (Ken Woroner/BBC America)
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Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy), Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and Kira (Skyler Wexler) (Ken Woroner/BBC America)