Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network with over 75 million members in over 190 countries and Lionsgate, a premier next generation film production/distribution studio, have announced that the original series, Orange is the New Black has been renewed for three additional seasons on Netflix.
Season four of the series will premiere on June 17, 2016 and additional seasons five, six and seven will premiere in future years. Seasons one, two and three are streaming on Netflix.
“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, VP of Original Content at Netflix.
Lionsgate Television Group Chairman, Kevin Beggs said, “We’re proud to continue our long-standing relationships with Netflix and the incredibly talented Jenji Kohan and delighted that one of the most acclaimed shows on television will continue on Netflix for three more seasons.”
Orange is the New Black is an acclaimed hour-long comedic drama series set in a women’s prison. The series is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.
The drama series stars a diverse and award-winning ensemble of women such as Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, and Laura Prepon, along with Michael Harney and Nick Sandow.
Jenji Kohan is the creator and executive producer of the series. She will continue as Orange is the New Black’s executive producer and showrunner for seasons five, six and seven.
“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,” she said.
She added, “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!”
Orange is the New Black is Netflix’s most-watched series. It has received critical acclaim – it garnered 12 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for its first season, winning 3.