Netflix Renews ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for Three More Seasons
Fresh off its second consecutive win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for best comedy ensemble, Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black has been sentenced to three more years.
The renewal also comes in advance of the show’s Season 4 premiere on Friday, June 17. The new deal will keep Orange on Netflix through its fifth, sixth and seventh seasons.
As part of the renewal, series producer Lionsgate has also confirmed that executive producer/showrunner Jenji Kohan, the brains behind the series, will continue through at least Season 7.
“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,” Kohan says. “Here’s to keeping it interesting… 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.”
Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original content, calls Orange “both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt.” Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs says, “Jenji’s brilliant creative vision and a truly amazing cast have catapulted Orange Is the New Black to the forefront of the platinum age of television.”
Orange stars Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Samira Wiley, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore and Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Harney and Nick Sandow. The series is based on the memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.