Orange is the New Black fans were pleasantly surprised today when Netflix announced that the well-known series was renewed for not one … not two … but for three new seasons!
The show, which has already aired three seasons, will air its fourth season on Friday, June, 17, 2016. Now, it seems, the show will at least go into Season 7 and, for fans, hopefully even longer!
Cindy Holland, who is the Vice President of Original Content for Netflix, knows what an important series this has been for many fans and acknowledges that it has made an impact on audiences world wide:
“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.”
Orange is the New Black was one of the first original series from Netflix when it premiered in 2013 alongside House of Cards, which premiered the same year. These series, along with others to come later from the streaming network, totally changed the way audiences consume media.
In fact, this programming made such an impact on the television industry that Netflix shows, such as Orange is the New Black, began competing with network television for Emmy Awards. As of 2015, Orange is the New Black has been nominated for 16 Emmys and has won four. The 2016 Emmy nominations have not yet been announced.
The series stars Taylor Schilling, Kate Mugrew, Uzo Aduba, and Laura Prepon and takes place in the fictional Litchfield Prison for Women. It is raw and unforgiving in the way it presents life behind bars, but there are moments of comedy and compassion that makes it stand out from other hard prison dramas, such as Wentworth from Australia.