I hope everyone is prepared to continue their swirl and keep the orange and khaki clean. Netflix announced this week that they have extended the order for the prison comedy, Orange Is the New Black, for three more seasons. That pushes the show's streaming run through seven seasons. Showrunner Jenji Kohan is expected to return for each season.
Jenji wrote after Netflix extended the show:
"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. Here's to keeping it interesting."
So far, the show has been around for three seasons with the fourth set to premiere on June 17th. The show has earned multiple Emmy nominations and became one of the few to earn nominations in both comedy and drama categories.
Uzo Aduba has taken home the most award statues for her portrayal of Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren, including Emmy statues and two Screen Actors Guild awards. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe statue two years in a row. The ensemble as a whole has also won two consecutive Screen Actors Guild awards for Best TV Comedy Ensemble as well as winning People's Choice, Satellite Awards, and Critic's Choice Television Awards.
Orange is the New Black is based on the 2010 memoirs, 'Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison,' written by former inmate, Piper Kerman. The story is based off of her year spent in federal prison. There's no telling exactly how slow the storyline will play out from this point forward given that the source material only existed for a year.
In the show, Piper (known as Piper Chapman) is just about halfway through her prison term, so my guess is we might say goodbye to Piper in these upcoming seasons and continue through Litchfield while focusing on existing and more new characters.
Check out the Season 4 promo!