Netflix renews 'Orange is the New Black'
Netflix has already ordered a second season of Orange is the New Black, a dramedy set in a women’s prison.
Penned by Executive Producer Jenji Kohan (Weeds) and based on the memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, Orange will be available on Netflix beginning July 11. It ordered 13 episodes for the show’s first season.
“I am thrilled that Netflix has extended my sentence,” said Kohan in a statement.
Orange follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and 15-month long detention in a federal penitentiary.
The second season of Orange is the New Black is set to begin production later this summer.