No early release for the ladies of Litchfield.
Netflix announced Friday that Orange Is the New Black has been renewed for three more seasons. The news comes in advance of the series’ season 4 debut on June 17.
Series creator and showrunner Jenji Kohan will continue at the helm for seasons 5, 6, and 7.
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“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,” said Kohan in a statement. “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!”
Added Cindy Holland, VP of original content at 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.”