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Orange is the New Black renewed by Netflix for three more seasons

Published 05/02/2016

Behind bars: Taylor Schilling is the main character in the hit drama Orange is the new Black
Behind bars: Taylor Schilling is the main character in the hit drama Orange is the new Black
Actress Uzo Aduba, winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "Orange Is The New Black", poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Orange is the New Black actress Laura Prepon at the Golden Globe Awards. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Uzo Aduba with Orange is the New Black colleagues
Taylor Schilling loves being part of a Netflix series
Jason Biggs plays a struggling writer in Orange Is The New Black
Taylor Schilling stars in Orange Is The New Black
Taylor Schilling

Netflix and Lionsgate have announced that Orange is the New Black has been renewed for three additional seasons on Netflix.

Season four of the comedic drama set in a women’s prison, from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan, will premiere Friday, June 17

Kohan has committed to continue as Orange is the New Black’s executive producer and showrunner for seasons five, six and seven.

“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," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.

"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,” said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan.

"Here's to keeping it interesting.  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.  Three more years!  Three more years!”

The acclaimed hour-long series stars a diverse and award-winning ensemble of women including Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Samira Wiley, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore and Elizabeth Rodriguez, along with Michael Harney and Nick Sandow.

The series is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.

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