Netflix’s original series Orange Is The New Black has been renewed for a third season, the streaming service announced today.
The announcement, which was made by the show’s writers on Instagram, follows on from the recent renewal for House of Cards and comes ahead of the second season premiere, which is slated for Friday June 6th. The pick up also follows on from the series orders for: a new drama series from the team behind damages, Marco Polo from The Weinstein Company, Sense8 from J. Michael Straczynski and the Wachowskis and a package of four series and a mini-series from Marvel.
Created by Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman, Orange Is The New Black follows 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 fiance Larry for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series is produced by Lionsgate TV and stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.