Netflix Renews ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for 3 Seasons
Creator Jenji Kohan will continue as showrunner for seasons five, six and seven
Joan E. Solsman | February 5, 2016 @ 6:06 AM
Last Updated: February 5, 2016 @ 7:23 AM
“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.”
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