To say Netflix has complete confidence in its original series Orange is the New Black is an understatement.
Netflix announced today that the original series Orange is the New Black, the comedic drama set in a women’s prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan, has been renewed for three additional seasons on Netflix.
Season four of the series will premiere Friday, June 17 and additional seasons five, six and seven will premiere in future years.
Concurrently, it was announced that Kohan has committed to continue as Orange is the New Black’s executive producer and showrunner for seasons five, six and seven.
“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of Orange is the New Black, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures,” said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan. “Here’s to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you’re welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers… with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!”
The series is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.
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