Orphan black season 4: Showrunners insists fate of Delphine was necessary; Kira's backstory to be explored

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When BBC’s hit science-fiction series returns for season four, viewers will finally know what happened after Evelyn Brochu’s Delphine got shot in the finale episode.

Speculations suggest that when she was hit in the chest by an unidentified gunman, and she may have run the end of her stint in the show especially as Dylan Bruce’s character Paul was killed off. However, Helen also experienced the same but she turned out to be fine.

When Entertainment Weekly asked co-creator and director of the specific episode John Fawcett about Delphine’s fate, “For us, I believe this is a horrible thing that had to happen. And I know that it’s hard and I know that it’s emotional and I know there are going to be a lot of people out there going “WHY?!?” But trust me, this was a necessary move to make. And its necessary in Cosima’s story and it’s necessary going forward in subsequent seasonsin season 4 and season 5,” he ominously answered.

On a separate interview, executive producer Graeme Manson also remains vague but hints that Delphine’s journey has stemmed from her promise to Cosima, describing it as her quest of “love and heroism and sacrifice.”

Meanwhile, both have confirmed that next season will give light to Kira’s backstory, played by Skyler Wexler especially when it comes to the most human part about her that “can’t really be explained by science.”

They were also praised alongside lead star Tatiana Maslany during this year’s Comic-con for incorporating the show with LGBTQA-positive vibes.

According to Manson, they are pleased about the recognition but he hopes that the time will come when the topic of sexuality will not be a big issue anymore and does not merit mentioning, “Very purposely, we didn’t want to put anyone’s sexuality at the forefront. Television is getting much better at sexual representation we should be beyond asking or caring. I think maybe that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Season four of Orphan Black is slated to premiere sometime in 2016.