Continuing their grand tradition of throwing their comparative freedom in regular TV’s face, Netflix has renewed Orange Is the New Black for not one but three more seasons.
For those playing along at home, that’s as many seasons as the show already has, which should free them up to plan some longer storylines. After season 3, I’m ready to see how this new development affects the trajectory of the show, and creator/showrunner Jenji Kohan said,
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 honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!
Kohan will continue her work on the show for the additional three seasons. The renewal is for seasons after season four, which begins on Friday, June 17, so this means we’re getting at least seven seasons of Orange Is the New Black. Where would you like to see the story go in its new, extended lifespan? (Personally, I’m pulling for more Red, Poussey, and Taystee. I also wouldn’t mind the show finally realizing that Piper is the least interesting character.) Let us know in the comments
(via TVLine, image via Netflix)
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