Netflix has a lot of faith in Orange Is the New Black, their newest original TV series. They’ve renewed the show for a second season, weeks before they’ve unveiled the first.
Season one of Orange Is the New Black will be released on Thursday, July 11th and all 13 episodes will be available at once. Season two will be released next year.
NETFLIX RENEWS ORIGINAL SERIES “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” FOR SECOND SEASON
Comedic Drama from Jenji Kohan to Return with All New Episodes in 2014
Season 1 Premieres Thursday, July 11th on Netflix
(Beverly Hills, CA – June 27, 2013) – The Netflix Original Series, “Orange is the New Black,” the comedic drama set in a women’s prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”) will return with a second season on Netflix in 2014.
Produced by Lionsgate Television, the hour-long series starring Taylor Schilling, and based on the popular memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, is set to debut its first 13-episode season on Thursday, July 11 at 12:01 AM PDT in all territories where Netflix is available – U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics.
“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal series and we’re eager to get a second season to our viewers,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.”
“I am thrilled that Netflix has extended my sentence,” said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan.
“We’re enormously proud of the brilliant work of Jenji, the cast and the entire production team,” said Kevin Beggs, president, Lionsgate Television Group, “and we’re delighted about this early second season renewal. Netflix has been a great partner on this series and we look forward to our continuing collaboration.”
“Orange is the New Black” follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and 15-month long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series’ diverse ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.
The second season of “Orange is the New Black” is set to begin production later this summer.
“Orange is the New Black” is executive produced by Kohan. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television for Netflix.
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What do you think? Does this show sound interesting? Do you plan on watching?
I love this show! I retired a couple of months ago and I’m soooooo glad I had the time to binge watch for 2 days. Season 2…….can’t wait.
I have watched all but the last episode…I LOVE IT!
It’s funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking, every emotion all at once.
I was hooked from the first 5 minutes, I actually watched three episodes in a row (was up until 12:30 AM). I am saving the last episode. I don’t want it to be over!
I really enjoyed this show. Was sad to realize episode 13 was all there was! Please hurry with season 2.
I love this show I watched every episode in three days. please please hurry with season two oh and the woman who plays Alex, so sexy!! lol
OMG….I just watched season 1, LOVED IT!!!!!! Please hurry with season 2!!!
Please hurry up with season two, This is great stuff need more!!!!!
I LOVE this show! i was addicted 15 minutes into the pilot episode. im sad that its over till next year but cant wait to see what happens! the whole cast is perfect, Alex and Pipes are the perfect couple!!!! come on season 2, cant get here soon enough!!!
i loved Weeds also, jenji is amazing!!! ive laughed and cried right along with the girls! is it 2014 yet?
I am so anxious for season 2. I watched season 1 in just 2 days I couldn’t stop watching it . Well and considering Alex is so hottt!!! Come n season 2 .. I CANT WAIT!!!
Cant wait for season 2
We are just finishing up with Season I, wow, what great acting, writing and suspense! Can’t wait for Season II. Netflix, you just keep getting better and better, hence the great Kevin Spacey House of Cards!
The first 3 or 4 episodes were good, all the way until the episode with the mythic chicken. But, then the show fell apart. During the episode that opened with a dirty picture of someone’s ******, my wife and I could not finish watching the show, it was so very bad. We watched almost half of it and then turned it off, gave the show a low score, and removed it from our Netflix streaming list.
Orange is the New Black does not belong in the same sentence with House of Cards.
its a ***** get over it,jesus you never saw one.
But still, get over it. The show is awesome!
The ending to the last episode made my night. Anyways, I wonder if she actually kills her? I was thinking how they would make it so they would extend her sentence within the show (obviously because its only a 15 month sentence so how could they make anymore than one season out of it, especially since when they ended it they must have been at least 7 months or around there into her sentence) and that was the perfect way. I see her transformation as sort of a breaking bad / lawyer from the show OZ type transformation and its… Read more »
Awesome show!! My friend had told me about it and said I must watch it, so I did and the show just made me want to finish the entire season in one day. I found some will power and watched the season in 3 days instead but know I finished watching the season I want more. I do not want to wait until 2014 to watch the second season it is a little depressing because I may forget about it by then and miss my chance of watching the second season. 🙁
I would recommend this series to others!
I just love this show. I also binge watched this show in 2 days. I love all the characters. They are excellent each in its own way. I don’t think I can wait till next year to see what happens next. So glad Pipes beat the crap out of that biyotch. She had it coming for sure. Thank you Jenji
I just binge watched the first season!! Amazing show…I’m so attached to these characters! I can’t wait till season 2- HURRY!!!
Great show. My husband and I watched all 13 episodes. When will the 2nd season actually come out? Have to put it on my calendar watch!!!! Great characters!