Netflix renews Orange Is the New Black for three...
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Feb 05, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

Netflix renews Orange Is the New Black for three more seasons


The jail sentence has been extended for the Netflix dramedy Orange Is the New Black.

The streaming service announced Friday it has ordered three more seasons of the series set in a women’s penitentiary and based on the 2010 memoir by Piper Kerman about her year in a women’s prison.

“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things,” series creator Jenji Kohan said in a news release.

“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt,” Cindy Holland, Netflix VP of original content, said in the release. “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.”

Netflix doesn’t release ratings, but the show has been a critical hit. It has twice won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series. And breakout star Uzo Aduba has won two Emmys and a SAG Award for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren.

The show stars Taylor Schilling as upper class inmate Piper Chapman and has a diverse cast playing the women of the fictional Litchfield Penitentiary, including transgender actress Laverne Cox.

Season 4 will be released in June.

Toronto Star

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