Netflix has renewed its online original series ‘Orange is the New Black’ for a third season, complete with 13 new episodes.
Laura Prepon Orange Is the New Black cast member was first to reveal in a instagram post that Netflix has renewed the series for a third season with the caption “It’s official!! Season 3!! #oitnb#alexvause#backtothebighouse”. Tastic Film Magazine has since confirmed although Netflix has said that they will not be releasing a statement.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to watch the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black is a women’s prison drama with comedy that takes no prisoners. Based on the acclaimed memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, the series is about engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry, for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes about herself and the world at large. As she struggles to adjust to her new reality, she finds unexpected laughter, tears, conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric and outspoken group of inmates.
The announcement comes shortly after the series won a GLAAD Award for outstanding comedy series and the renewal of a third season of House of Cards. Similarly to House of Cards the news of a renewal has been broken just before the debut of the shows second season.
The entire second season of Orange Is the New Black will be released online on June 6th.
Watch the trailer for Orange Is the New Black’s second season below:
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