Netlfix’s Orange Is the New Black to end with season 7
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has officially announced that the upcoming seventh season of their Emmy winning comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black will be the show’s final season, which is scheduled to premiere in 2019. Meanwhile, some of the main cast also took to Twitter to confirm the announcement with a video message posted in the series’ official account. Check out the video below!
“After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison. I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black,” creator Jenji Kohan said.
“During production of season one, everyone involved with Orange Is the New Black felt like we knew a special secret we couldn’t wait to share with the world,” Netflix VP originals Cindy Holland said. “Since then, we have laughed, cried, raged and roared with the women of Litchfield, and every moment spent with them felt like borrowed time — too good to last forever. We will be sad to say goodbye but we will definitely be going out on a high. We are grateful to Jenji Kohan and her groundbreaking vision; to her supremely talented team of writers and producers; and to a once-in-a-lifetime cast and crew for creating a truly special work of art that has inspired conversations and connected audiences around the world.”
Orange is the New Black is consists of an ensemble cast that includes Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Jackie Cruz, Laura Gomez, Kate Mulgrew, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Adrienne C. Moore, Jessica Pimentel, Dascha Polanco, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Yael Stone, Laverne Cox and Dale Soules.
Last 2016, the Lionsgate-produced series was picked up for three more seasons right before the fourth season premiere.
“Orange Is the New Black has profoundly impacted popular culture worldwide, and has played a prominent role in building Lionsgate into a platform-defining brand,” Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs added “Thanks to the brilliance of Jenji Kohan, the mastery of the creative and production team, the transcendent cast, and our tremendous partnership with Netflix, the series has surpassed our expectations year after year. With great pride, we are working together to bring this landmark series to a triumphant, satisfying close with the upcoming seventh season.”
The show was based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name. The first season had its debut on July 11, 2013 which earned many praises from the critics and viewers. It has also garnered 12 Emmy Nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy series.
Season 6 launched this year last July where It picks up right after the event of the fifth season, one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary, the ladies of Litch have been torn apart, literally and figuratively, as they enter a new facility in the sixth season of Orange Is The New Black. Now newbies, they must navigate new rules and power dynamics, starting at the bottom, and getting hazed by inmates and tortured by guards. Friendships will be tested and new allegiances formed — some by choice and others by circumstance — as the women face a slew of charges from the riot. Will they take plea deals and turn on each other or band together and keep their bonds intact?
The sixth season is available for streaming at Netflix.