Orphan Black bowing out in style

With cameras rolling in Toronto, the clone series is headed into its final season with a handful of new writers, casting additions and an Emmy under its belt.

Cameras are rolling in Toronto on the final 10 episodes of Orphan Black.

The clone series, produced by Boat Rocker Media’s Temple Street in association with Space and BBC America, made headlines around the world last month when Tatiana Maslany picked up a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series.

Now, the team is reassembling for the fifth season with a number of new recruits to the writing room and some notable Canadian casting additions. The final season of the hour-long series will premiere on Space in 2017.

Joining the writing team for season five are Jeremy Boxen (Killjoys), Greg Nelson (Frontier), Jenn Engels (Bitten), David Bezmozgis (Natasha), Renee St Cyr (Deadly Voltage), Natalia Guled (IRL: The Series), and Aisha Porter-Christie (Defiance), who join Alex Levine and writer/co-creator Graeme Manson.

New additions to the cast are Elyse Levesque, who stars in CBC series Shoot the Messenger, as well as Andrew Moodie (Covert Affairs), Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience), Jenessa Grant (Reign) and Stephen McHattie (The Strain). Returning cast includes Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kevin Hanchard, Josh Vokey, Skyler Wexler, James Frain, Evelyne Brochu and Calwyn Shurgold.

Tuesday morning also marked a first for the series, as producers live-streamed a set tour via Facebook Live. The behind-the-scenes video also showed Maslany rehearsing for the day’s first scene, which takes place in the forest.

The series is executive produced by Boat Rocker Media’s Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (X Company, Killjoys), Graeme Manson (Cube, Flashpoint), John Fawcett, (Spartacus, Ginger Snaps), and Kerry Appleyard (X Company). Orphan Black is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with BBC Worldwide distributing the series internationally.