Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan for the streaming service Netflix. The series is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (2010), about her experiences at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal prison.
Produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television, Orange Is the New Black premiered on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The sixth season was released on July 27, 2018. Now the cast of the Orange Is the New Black made it public that they are ending with season 7.
The cast of the incredible actresses included names such as Danielle Brooks, Adrienne C. Moore, Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, and Kate Mulgrew, among many others in the ensemble. Just recently they made a video announcing the end of the series. Below we are going to reveal to you some of their declarations.
In the video, Mulgrew who plays Red, said:
I’m going to miss playing and living on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking, original and controversial series of this decade.
Jenji Kohan, the creator of the series, in a statement, said:
After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison. I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black.
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018
Orange Is the New Black was one of Netflix’s first original shows. Netflix’s vice president of original content, Cindy Holland, said in a statement:
During production of season one, everyone involved with Orange Is The New Black felt like we knew a special secret we couldn’t wait to share with the world. Since then, we have laughed, cried, raged, and roared with the women of Litchfield, and every moment spent with them felt like borrowed time—too good to last forever. We will be sad to say goodbye but we will definitely be going out on a high. We are grateful to Jenji Kohan and her groundbreaking vision; to her supremely talented team of writers and producers; and to a once-in-a-lifetime cast and crew for creating a truly special work of art that has inspired conversations and connected audiences around the world.
If you haven’t seen the season six, here’s a spoiler alert: At the end of the season, Piper (Schilling) was released early. But it’s heartbreaking to see Taystee (Brooks) being found guilty for her involvement with the prison riot.
Natasha Lyonne, another wonderful actress, who plays Nicky, said in her statement in the video:
I’m going to miss the hell out of this TV show. I love you. I love our whole TV show.
Aduba said in the video that season seven will not disappoint and it’s going to be unforgettable for the fans. Over the years, part of the OITNB cast were actresses such as Ruby Rose, Taryn Manning, Dascha Polanco, Laverne Cox, Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Laura Gomez, Jessica Pimentel, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Nick Sandow, Alyssa Reiner, Matt Peters, Emma Myles, Matt McGorry, Jason Biggs and Beth Dover.
Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, revealed in a statement:
Orange Is the New Black has profoundly impacted popular culture worldwide, and has played a prominent role in building Lionsgate into a platform-defining brand. Thanks to the brilliance of Jenji Kohan, the mastery of the creative and production team, the transcendent cast, and our tremendous partnership with Netflix, the series has surpassed our expectations year after year. With great pride, we are working together to bring this landmark series to a triumphant, satisfying close with the upcoming seventh season.
The last season will drop most probably in the summer of 2019. I’m SO SO excited! What about you? Let us know your thoughts. What are your expectations out of it?