Orange is the New Black Gets a 3 Season Renewal From Netflix

It looks like Taylor Schilling’s Piper won’t be getting out prison anytime soon. But Piper’s misfortune is Netflix’s gain. The streaming service has announced a massive three season pickup of Orange is the New Black.

The renewal of Orange is the New Black covers the fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons, which could put the show in production through 2019. The length of the deal may also make the series the longest running Netflix produced show.

As part of the renewal, Jenji Kohan was signed to a new contract that will keep her in place as the showrunner through the seventh season. Kohan created Orange is the New Black, which was adapted for television from Piper Kerman’s novel, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.

“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt,” said Netflix Vice President Cindy Holland. “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.”

“Here’s to keeping it interesting,” added Kohan. “Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you’re welcome Lionsgate! And 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.”

Netflix has also announced that the fourth season of Orange is the New Black will drop on June 17. The fifth season will likely begin production later this year.

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