Netflix has renewed Orange Is The New Black ahead of the comedic prison dramas July 11 premiere on Netflix platforms in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Latin America. The order is for another 13 episodes, matching Oranges first season. This represents a major vote of confidence for the show from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and Lionsgate TV. It is the latest Netflix series to get a second cycle, joining House Of Cards, which had a two-season deal, and Hemlock Grove, which was recently renewed. Netflix also has been exploring another installment of Arrested Development.
Based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, 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 yearlong detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fianc 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 ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning. Official Release Date TBA 2014.
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