Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany: “I’d love an Alison and Donnie Xmas special”

Star Tatiana Maslany talks possible spin-offs for Orphan Black after Season 5

For most beloved shows, the end is never actually the end. They may not always come back for spin-off series, tie-in films or revivals, but the fandoms remain active, often fantasizing about spin-off series, tie-in films and revivals. The case is no different for Orphan Black. The show isn’t even fully over yet, but rumours are still starting to form about a possible Clone Club movie.

When quizzed about it, Maslany admits she hasn’t heard anything about there being more Orphan Black (thus crushing our dreams), but she would be up for it if something did come about. “Yeah, I would always love to do it,” she says. “I feel like there is so much to explore and I am certainly not done with them.”

With so many diverse clones, the spin-off possibilities are endless: a family sitcom starring the Hendrixes, a Bill Nye-style science show with Cosima Niehaus, or a high-stakes assassin thriller about Helena’s origins in Ukraine would all be equality fascinating.

Maslany as big bad clone Rachel Duncan

“I would love an Alison and Donnie Christmas special with all of us just like singing Christmas carols,” Maslany laughs, “and then we would have clones come in and just totally out of this world and not remotely in the tone of the show.”

Leaving the series behind for good has been hard for Maslany, who feels like her collection of clone roles has been the gig of a lifetime. The fact of the matter is that there are no shows, or even films, out there like Orphan Black, and its star knows it.

 “With some shows, it’s the same thing over and over again, and I feel like I would never do that,” she says. “That’s why I loved this job, because every single day was different, and halfway through the day I would be a totally different clone and a totally different thing. I don’t think I could ever be a lawyer on a show for seven, ten, or eleven seasons. I couldn’t do it. It’s just not in my blood.”

Orphan Black is available to stream on Netflix UK now, with a new episode appearing weekly. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.