The following article contains spoilers for Orange is the New Black season six.

The end is nigh for Netflix's Orange is the New Black with next year's seventh season bringing the acclaimed series to a conclusion. Created by Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Glow), Orange is the New Black was one of Netflix's first big breakthroughs for their original content alongside House of Cards. Both shows helped Netflix be taken seriously as a producer of high-quality content.

Vice President of Original Content for Netflix Cindy Holland issued a statement (via Deadline);

“During production of Season 1, everyone involved with Orange Is The New Black felt like we knew a special secret we couldn’t wait to share with the world. Since then, we have laughed, cried, raged, and roared with the women of Litchfield, and every moment spent with them felt like borrowed time — too good to last forever. 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 conversations and connected audiences around the world.”

Jenji Kohan added;

“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.”

The season six finale saw Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) get an early release from Litchfield with plans to build a life for herself and the still incarcerated Alex (Laura Prepon). The fate of many of the other residents was left equally uncertain, particularly Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson (Danielle Brooks) who was sentenced for a murder she didn't commit. All questions will be answered sometime next year when the final season lands on Netflix.