Orange Is The New Black has been renewed for an additional three seasons. Netflix & Lionsgate made an announcement today that the very popular Netflix Original Series would be getting a healthy contract renewal, which will double the lifespan of the show.
It was also announced that executive producer Jenji Kohan, has been renewed for three additional seasons and will continue to helm the show for seasons, five, six and 7.
If you’re new to OITNB, seasons one through three are currently streaming on Netflix. For all you current Orange Fans out there, season four of the series will premiere Friday, June 17th/2016 – while five, six and seven are set to premiere in future years.
“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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
“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 series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan. “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!”
“We’re proud to continue our long-standing relationships with Netflix and the incredibly talented Jenji Kohan and delighted that one of the most acclaimed shows on television will continue on Netflix for three more seasons,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “Jenji’s brilliant creative vision and a truly amazing cast have catapulted Orange is the New Black to the forefront of the platinum age of television, and we’re pleased that Orange fans around the world will be rewarded with another three seasons.”
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