‘Orange Is the New Black’ will end in 2019
Orange Is the New Black will conclude after its seventh season next year. The prison drama based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name was one of Netflix’s first original TV shows, premiering in the summer of 2013.
Creator Jenji Kohan said in 2017 that she had plans to end the show after seven seasons. Kohan is now an executive producer on Netflix’s GLOW, another hyper-specific female narrative that took viewers by storm with its debut.
“I’m going to miss playing on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking, original, and controversial series of this decade,” actress Kate Mulgrew said in the farewell announcement video.
“The endgame is there,” Laura Prepon told THR. “As of now, season seven is our last season. So, the endgame is clear…I don’t know if I can say that I’m prepared for the end, but I’ve been doing this for a long time and I know that there’s always going to be more after that.”
Orange Is the New Black returns for its final season in 2019.
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