Orphan Black aims to go deeper into the science of human cloning in its fifth and final season. According to co-creator Graeme Manson, the sci-fi/thriller series will finally explore Kira Manning’s (Skyler Wexler) mysterious connection to her mother’s genetic identicals.
Kira started showing signs that she has superhuman abilities in Season 1. But they became more apparent as the story moves forward. In Season 3, she predicted that the Neolution has found their hiding place in Iceland even before Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) or Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy) saw an army driving toward them from the horizon.
However, foresight is not the only ability she has developed throughout the series. In the previous season, Sarah’s daughter revealed that she has some sort of connection not just to her mother but to all the clones — even the ones she has not met.
Well, all that will be explained in Season 5, according to Manson. “That has been a enduring mystery, and I’ve always liked the fact that whatever is up with Kira, it’s something that Sarah can’t quite face,” he told TV Line.
He also explained that the child did not want to address her psychic ability because she does not want to be special. She sees her mother and aunts getting chased around by dangerous people. She does not want to live that kind of life forever. “I think there’s a reckoning coming this year,” the screenwriter promised.
Moreover, Manson promised that fan-favorite Krystal (also Maslany) will return in the coming season. While the character was inducted to the Clone Club in Season 4, she did not exactly believe that she is a clone, particularly because she thinks she does not look like Sarah.
Orphan Black Season 5 will see the sci-fi series dive into the science of life extension as a new character, P.T. Westmoreland, is introduced. In the finale episode earlier this year, the man who wrote the book of Neolution a hundred years ago appeared on the island of Dr. Moreau. Moreover, he seems to have employed Delphine (Evelyne Brochu).
The series will return in April 2017 on BBC America.
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