'Orange is the New Black': Netflix's acclaimed show to end with season 7
On Wednesday it was announced that Netflix's award winning drama 'Orange Is the New Black' is coming to an end after its forthcoming seventh season
Netflix’s Emmy-award winning drama 'Orange Is the New Black' will end after its upcoming seventh season. Netflix announced the series’ termination in a tweet featuring the show’s cast members.
Series creator Jenji Kohan said; "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."
Vice President of Original Content for Netflix Cindy Holand said, “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 conversation and connected audiences around the world.”
Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs said that “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.” Two birds with one stone.
The show created by Kohan is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir 'Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.' The show features a seriously talented cast and is mainly set in Litchfield Minimum Security Prison where it follows the lives the women incarcerated within, in addition to staff and management.
The series has received widespread acclaim since its 2013 premiere, becoming Netflix’s most-watched original series. For its first season, the series earned 12 Primetime Emmy nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, winning three.
It went on to earn an additional four Emmy noms in Season 2, including Outstanding Drama Series, and win for Uzo Aduba for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. It is the first series to score Emmy nominations in both comedy and drama categories. The series also has received six Golden Globe Award nominations, six Writers Guild of America Award nominations, a Producers Guild of America Award, an American Film Institute award, and a Peabody Award.
Season 7 premieres in summer 2019.