Netflix’s hit series Orange is the New Black just got three years added to its sentence and will be returning for a fifth, sixth and seventh season. Showrunner and creator Jenji Kohan was thrilled by the early renewal and thanked Netflix for their confidence in the series in a short statement.
“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. 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 honour of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!”
Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content (Cindy Holland) added;
“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. 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.”
Since its launch back in 2013, Orange is the New Black has won over millions of fans and taken home a plethora of awards including two Emmy wins for Uzo Aduba for her role as Crazy Eyes. Renewing a series for multiple seasons is nothing new to Netflix, but a three season re-up before the new run has launched a huge sign of confidence. Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix on June 17.