Orange is the New Black, Jenji Kohan’s new dramedy, will premiere its 13 one-hour episodes on Netflix on July 11.
An adaptation of Piper Kerman’s memoir (subtitled, “My Year in a Women’s Prison”), Orange stars Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, who ends up behind bars thanks to a long-ago relationship with a drug runner played by Laura Prepon. Jason Biggs’ is Piper’s fiancé. Kohan will serve as exec producer, writing the first and last episodes of the series, which will be her first project following Weeds.
The debut of Orange is the New Black will come more than a month after the premiere of Arrested Development’s fourth season — itself on the heels of Netflix originals House of Cards and Hemlock Grove. Netflix is already working on its next slate of new programming, commissioning Sense8 from the Wachowski siblings last month.
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