Netflix Renews ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for 3 Seasons

Creator Jenji Kohan will continue as showrunner for seasons five, six and seven

The cast of Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black"
“Orange Is the New Black” has been renewed for three more seasons, Netflix and Lionsgate announced on Friday.
The fourth season of Netflix’s high-profile prison dramedy will premiere June 17. Creator Jenji Kohan will continue serving as showrunner for Season 5, 6 and 7.
“Orange Is the New Black” has been one of Netflix’s biggest original-content successes. Though the company tightly guards viewership data, a survey by RBC analysts last year suggested the series was watched by more members than any other original program.

“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original content.

In a statement, Kohan thanked both Netflix and Lionsgate — and told the latter “you’re welcome.” Lionsgate’s television arm produces the series.

Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs said the company was “proud to continue our long-standing relationships with Netflix” and Kohan, calling the series” one of the most acclaimed shows on television.”