Orphan Black season 5 premiere date announced

Prepare your goodbyes, sestras: Orphan Black‘s final season has a premiere date.

BBC America announced Tuesday the sci-fi drama’s fifth season will launch on Saturday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET.

Additionally, BBC America revealed Tatiana Maslany, who won her first Emmy for fronting the show as several Leda clones in September, will join the full cast for a panel discussion at PaleyFest on Thursday, March 23 in Los Angeles. Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Detective Art Bell), Evelyne Brochu (Delphine), Ari Millen (Ira and Castor clones), and Maslany’s acting double, Kathryn Alexandre, will appear alongside the actress, as will series co-creator and writer, Graeme Manson.

Last June, the network confirmed the cult hit would conclude with season 5.

“We are excited to deliver an epic conclusion to the tale of Sarah and her clone sisters,” co-creators John Fawcett and Manson previously said in a joint statement. “The past four seasons have been a phenomenal adventure and we are eternally grateful to our loyal fans who have loved the twists and thrills of our weird little show. We are thankful to our partners at Temple Street, and to BBC America and Space for their support and giving us the opportunity to end on a high.”

Since premiering on BBC America in 2013, the program has aired 40 episodes and has garnered significant critical and industry praise, earning major nominations at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the GLAAD Media Awards in addition to Maslany’s Emmy victory.

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Press: Orphan Black Among PaleyFest 2017 Lineup

PaleyFest 2017 has rounded out its lineup.

Set to open the March 17-26 event is AMC’s The Walking Dead, with Grey’s Anatomy, Bob’s Burgers, The Late Late Show, NCIS: Los Angeles, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars, Scandal as well as a CW DC Super Hero event rounding out the schedule.

“For 34 years PaleyFest has grown in size, presence and prestige — solidifying its spot on the Los Angeles cultural and popular landscape,” Paley Center for Media CEO Maureen J. Reidy said in a statement announcing the lineup. “We are so proud to present this incredible PaleyFest 2017 lineup as the centerpiece in our year-round Paley Center programming. This year’s festival brings together fans and introduces new audiences to the stars and creators of television’s most talked about and popular shows.”

The newly announced programming joins a roster of previously announced panels including HBO’s Westworld, NBC’s This Is Us and American Horror Story: Roanoke.

Here’s the full schedule:
Friday, March 17: AMC’s The Walking Dead

Saturday, March 18 (matinee): Super Hero panel with stars from The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow

Saturday, March 18 (evening): NBC’s This Is Us

Sunday, March 19: ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy

Tuesday, March 21: CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 22: CBS’ Late Late Show

Thursday, March 23: BBC America’s Orphan Black

Friday, March 24: Fox’s Bob’s Burgers

Saturday, March 25 (matinee): Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars

Saturday, March 25 (evening): HBO’s Westworld

Sunday, March 26 (matinee): ABC’s Scandal 100th episode celebration

Sunday, March 26 (evening): FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke
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Press: Orphan Black nominated for People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards released their award nominees for 2017 and Orphan Black was nominated! Unfortunately, our favorite clone didn’t make the list (how?! I don’t know.). Take a minute and Vote. I believe everyone can vote once DAILY.

FAVORITE CABLE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW
American Horror Story
Orphan Black
Shadowhunters
Teen Wolf
The Walking Dead

To see the full list of categories and nominees click here.

Press: Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany on saying goodbye to ‘Orphan Black’

“I’m going to be really sad to not be these characters anymore,” Tatiana Maslany told an audience at the Vancouver International Film Festival just weeks before filming for the fifth and final season of “Orphan Black” commenced. She laughed, “Hopefully we get some answers to things because I have a lot of questions!”

Despite consecutive Critics’ Choice Awards as Best Drama Actress for the first two seasons of the science-fiction series, Maslany only received her first Emmy nomination last year for the third season and finally won the Emmy last month for the fourth. It was a monumental achievement, as she became the first Canadian actress ever to win an Emmy for leading a series. Coincidentally, she was presented the trophy by the last Canadian to win for leading a series: Kiefer Sutherland (drama “24” in 2006), who garbled her name.

In Vancouver to promote her new film “The Other Half,” which premiered at South by Southwest in March yet remains without an American distributor, Maslany reflected on her rise to stardom. She lamented that she now regularly receives offers for parts in the vein of her work on “Orphan Black,” in which she plays a series of clones. “I did this part so that I would not be pigeonholed,” she ruefully admits. Yet, in “The Other Half,” Maslany plays bipolar.

Maslany was receptive to the suggestion by moderator Tim Goodman from The Hollywood Reporter that she seek comedic roles. She revealed, “Comedy is my biggest joy in life to watch. I just find it fascinating.” Over the course of the discussion, Maslany cited television dramedies “Louie” and “Transparent,” as well as Aziz Ansari, as inspirations. “I was peeing my pants there,” Maslany recounted about working with Ansari during her 2013 guest spot on the sitcom “Parks and Recreation.” “That is the scariest thing that I’ve ever done,” she revealed.

Maslany can currently be seen in Canadian theaters in Kim Nguyen’s “Two Lovers and a Bear” and star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming film“Stronger.” As for what she will do when “Orphan Black” wraps production, Maslany admitted, “I’ve never kind of known what I wanted to do next. I’d love to go back to do theatre again — do some live stuff.”
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Press: Tatiana Maslany brings rare star quality to VIFF

Actress Tatiana Maslany, the Canadian star of the acclaimed TV series Orphan Black, says she fell in love with her boyfriend once again while they played a troubled couple in a new film The Other Half, which is playing at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

“We got to fall in love again. We got to meet each other for the first time,” Ms. Maslany told a festival forum Saturday, referring to her relationship with actor Tom Cullen, slyly adding, “It was like very kinky role play.”

It was a candid, personal insight, but one that spoke to her work as an actress – one among many in a wide-ranging, on-stage interview with the star of the made-in-Toronto Orphan Black. Ms. Maslany has long been saluted for playing multiple clones, variations on a single person, on the show, but is in the spotlight for having recently beat out stars from such series as House of Cards, Homeland and The Americans to win an Emmy for best lead actress. “It was nice for Canada,” she said Saturday.

Ms. Maslany brought rare star quality to VIFF, a festival that has generally disdained the celebrity dazzle of its higher-profile Canadian counterpart, the Toronto International Film Festival. But much of Ms. Maslany’s weekend forum, in which she was interviewed by Hollywood Reporter TV critic Tim Goodman, was focused on how she works as an actress.

In The Other Half, Ms. Maslany plays a bipolar woman in a relationship with a man, played by Mr. Cullen, struggling with grief associated with a family tragedy. The pair were executive producers of the film, which has been in the works for five years, and was shot in Toronto over about 15 days.

When writer-director Joey Klein heard Ms. Maslany and Mr. Cullen, a Welsh-born actor who has appeared in such dramas as Downton Abbey and the British TV series The Five, were a couple, he tailored the script to them. “Obviously there are parts of us in there, enormous aspects of our love,” Ms. Maslany, 31, said.

With Ms. Klein, Mr. Cullen and others in the production, Ms. Maslany said it was a supportive artistic environment that allowed her to go into an artistic “deep end” although the pair knew her actorly tricks so she had to abandon them. “There was a real safety net there,” she said. “It didn’t seem like an unsafe place to be messy and explore.”

Production is about to begin on a fifth and final season of Orphan Black, which airs on Space and BBC America, and has vaulted Ms. Maslany from a journeyman actress in varied Canadian productions to something approaching stardom. She said she is happy Orphan Black is coming to an intended end and that the rug has not been pulled out from under its creators and cast by cancellation. “Hopefully we get some answers to things, because I have a lot of questions,” she said.

On Saturday, the cinema seemed packed with her fans, sometimes dubbed members of a so-called Clone Club.

One woman, preparing to ask Ms. Maslany a question during the Q&A session, said she watches every Orphan Black episode with a group of 20 people. “You’re kind of on a goddess level to us,” she said, nervously. One man tossed an item – apparently a memory stick – to Ms. Maslany, saying it was a script he hoped she would read. “Thank you,” she said as she caught it, and said, “That’s how things happen.” Another woman nervously said, “Thank you for being so awesome.” After the formal end of the presentation, Ms. Maslany waded into the crowd.

Ms. Maslany took the adulation in stride, respectful and affectionate with the fans, crediting their support for sustaining the visibility of Orphan Black.

As for the future, she said she is looking for challenging projects. She said she has turned down the opportunity to play multiple characters in other projects. She is interested in more comedy, explaining, “Comedy is my biggest enjoyment in life, to watch.”

She appears in another Canadian film Two Lovers and a Bear. She is also the female lead, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, in the coming U.S. film Stronger, in which Mr. Gyllenhaal plays a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.

One aspiring screenwriter asked Ms. Maslany about the “thing” in scripts, especially in the lower-budget films she is interested in, that piques her interest.

She said she is intrigued by characters who are not the noble, lovely version of themselves.

“I am interested in the things we’re embarrassed to reveal,” she added. And she said she likes to consider the challenge of evoking characters without dialogue. “If I was looking at a scene from a distance, could I understand this dynamic in my guts without hearing clever dialogue?”

She said she is looking for opportunities that terrify her. “I really thrive off something I am not sure I can do,” she said. “I have a lot of fear when I go to work, but why else am I doing it? If I feel like it’s comfortable or that it’s easy I don’t care. I like being thrown into a situation that I am like, ‘I don’t know how I am going to do this.’”
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Press: Tatiana Maslany on Movie Role With Boyfriend Tom Cullen: “It Was Very Kinky Role-Playing”

The Emmy-winning ‘Orphan Black’ star says co-starring in ‘The Other Half,’ an anguished relationship drama, with her real-life beau called for falling in love all over again.
Tatiana Maslany says her latest movie is a complete 180-degree turn from her Emmy-winning TV role in the Orphan Black.

The Canadian star has been falling in love on and offscreen with real-life boyfriend Tom Cullen, with whom she stars in the anguished relationship drama The Other Half. “We got to fall in love again, we got to meet each other for the first time. It was very kinky role-playing,” Maslany told a Vancouver Film Festival audience on Saturday.

The indie by director Joey Klein has Maslany playing Emily, a bipolar woman falling in love with Nickie (Cullen), a grief-stricken man. “Through the characters, we got to explore these firsts again, including falling in love, and it didn’t feel like we were grasping from stuff we’d experienced together. It was a different courtship, and a finding of each other,” Maslany explained.

The Canadian actress was first nominated at the 2015 Emmys for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role in Orphan Black, now set for its fifth and final season on BBC America. But Maslany had to wait for her second nomination to prevail in the category.

“I feel like the Clone Club was the reason any of that happened, and the reason anyone cared,” Maslany said of loyal Orphan Black fan support stirring eventual interest by Emmy voters in her playing multiple clones in the BBC American drama.

Here’s a shocker: the Emmy-winner is these days mostly offered clone roles by Hollywood that don’t interest Maslany. “I get a lot of, do you want to play multiple characters on this thing? No,” the Canadian actress said Saturday.

As she chooses her next roles after her Emmy, Maslany is also betraying tiredness at having to go to a deep, emotional place on screen. Maslany co-starred alongside The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Dane DeHaan in the indie romancer Two Lovers and a Bear, and played opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in David Gordon Green’s Boston Marathon bombing drama movie Stronger.

“The roles I’ve played recently have been highly emotional and that’s kind of what people are asking me to do. And that’s the kind of roles I like to do,” she said. “But I’d like to try to be the reporter,” Maslany added wistfully about shifting to a less demanding character.

And, recalling playing a love interest for Aziz Ansari’s Tom Haverford in NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Maslany insists she’d also revel in a comedy or two. “I was peeing my pants there… working opposite Aziz Ansari. I was just terrified,” she said, as she declared comic actors geniuses on screen.

And speaking of fear, Maslany said her next role may well, like the dozen characters she plays in Orphan Black, fill her with the dread that keeps her in the acting game. “I have a lot of fear when I go to work. But why else am I doing it? If I feel comfortable, or it’s easy, I don’t care. I like being thrown into a situation where I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Maslany said.
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Press/Video: Tatiana Maslany Teases Orphan Black’s “Tragic” Final Season

Tatiana Maslany may have just won her first Emmy for Orphan Black, but next season will be the end of the road for BBC America’s critically beloved scifi clone drama. The fifth season (which doesn’t have a premiere date yet) will bring to a close the story of Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), Alison Hendrix (Tatiana Maslany), Cosima Niehaus (Tatiana Maslany) and…

OK, fine, you get the picture. Even if you’ve never watched the show, you can imagine that the balancing act of playing upwards of eight different clones — sometimes simultaneously — is a tremendous feat that’s made fans and critics alike fall in love with Maslany, as well as her various characters. But after several of the clones were left in very, very bad places at the end of the fourth season, it seems like we may be headed for a few unhappy endings before some of the characters reach their happy ones.

“They’re all probably going to have different ends,” Maslany told TVGuide.com while on the red carpet for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. “Some of them might not be happy, and some of them might be … a little tragic.”

Though it’s tough for fans to think of losing any of their precious clones, it’ll be even harder for Maslany, who has to say goodbye to playing not just one lead character, but several. Still, that didn’t stop her from choosing favorites when we asked which member(s) of the Sestra-hood she’ll miss the most.

“Maybe Helena,” Maslany mused. “Or Allison, because they kind of allow me to do a bit more bizarre stuff. … Like Helena, the character, I get to be a bit of an animal creature and do the things that we’re not supposed to do in everyday society. That’s always fun as an actor, to make a mess and freak people out a little!”

As long as Cosima is safe, we’re golden.

Orphan Black returns to BBC America for its final season in 2017.
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Photos/Videos: 2016 Emmy Awards – Master Post

Tatiana was in attendance tonight at the 2016 Emmy Awards where she won! (ahhh!) #EmmyForMaslany has been trending on twitter, if you haven’t joined the craze, it’s not too late!

I made this master post to keep track of her appearance photos and videos in one spot. Check back to this post for new additions. Big thanks to the following contributors: Victoria, AliKat, and Mary.

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2016: September 18 – Emmy Awards: Red Carpet & Press Room
2016: September 18 – Emmy Awards: Acceptance – Stills
2016: September 18 – Emmy Awards: Acceptance – Screencaps
2016: September 18 – Emmy Awards: Red Carpet Interview #1 – Screencaps
2016: September 18 – Emmy Awards: Red Carpet Interview #2 – Screencaps


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