10:51 pm EDT, May 7, 2015

Clone club rejoice! ‘Orphan Black’ renewed for season 4

Don't worry, our favorite clones will be here for us in 2016.

In an unsurprising announcement today we learned that the clone club will be getting a fourth season of Orphan Black!

With the show currently in the midst of its third season, Orphan Black fans have been wondering if they’ll be able to see the adventures of the clones continue on in a hypothetical fourth season. Lo’ and behold, today is the day all fans can take a sigh of relief because Sarah Manning and her sisters will be back for season 4.

Speaking about today’s announcement, BBC America President and General Manager Sarah Barnett said, “Orphan Black is an entirely fresh and original show that stands out even in today’s crowded TV landscape. 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.”

Series creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson added, “We’re thrilled to be moving forward with season four of the Orphan Black saga. Huge thanks to our partners Temple Street Productions, and to BBC AMERICA and Space. We’re extremely excited about where our story lines are going, and look forward to riding the rollercoaster with our amazing fans #CloneClub.”

We’re super excited to learn that there will be a fourth season, especially after learning that the show’s creators are in the middle of an arc that runs over five seasons. Fawcett explains, “The series is mapped to a large degree, in that there is always room to move and work organically, but we are working towards a five season story. We will arrive at some kind of end destination by the end of season five.”

To make things even more interesting, Fawcett also says that “by the end of season three, there are a couple of bombshell reveals that will push us towards season four and season five.” Keep in mind this doesn’t mean the show will necessarily end at the end of season 5.

Would you prefer if the show stuck to its five story plan or would you like to see Orphan Black continue way past that? Let us know in the comments!

‘Orphan Black’ returns this Saturday, May 9 at 9:00 p.m.

Source: E!

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