BBC America’s Orphan Black hit Comic-Con’s Room 6BCF today to talk about Season 5, the final season for the sci-fi drama. They bid adieu to their loyal fans with a blooper reel and highlights of the first four seasons — but alas no sneaks of the upcoming season.
In addition to newly minted Emmy nominee Tatiana Maslany, the panel included Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Art) and co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson. Kathryn Alexandre, Maslany’s very busy acting double, also made her first appearance at the confab.
The 10-episode Season 5 will bow in April. News of it being the final season came last month on the eve of the Season 4 finale. Judging from the crowd here in San Diego, the show’s impending end is not sitting well. Loud (but supportive) boos greeted the moderator’s mention of it. Alas, the showrunners are committed, telling the crowd that it’s “cooler to cancel yourself than to be canceled, or just peter out.”
Highlights from the panel included Maslany showing off her acting chops by riffing in character as various clones in a series of improvs (all as spot on as her Emmy-nominated performance), the tremendous outpouring of affection from fans that included a standing ovation for Maslany at mention of her nomination, and the blooper reel shown at the very end of the panel.
Here’s the blooper reel:
and the look back at the first four seasons:
Editors note: This story was updated with correct videos.