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‘Orange is the New Black’ to End With Season 7 on Netflix

Prison Dramedy Opened the Flood Gates to Other Original Scripted Content on Digital

Netflix has announced that the upcoming seventh season of the Jenji Kohan-created prison dramedy will be its last. The final episodes will debut in 2019.

“After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison. I will miss all the bad-ass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black,” said Kohan in a statement.

“Orange is the New Black,” which debuted on July 11, 2013, is set in the fictional Litchfield prison and is based on the 2010 memoir “Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women’s Prison” by Piper Kerman. It immediately became a huge hit for Netflix and one of the first original scripted series to prove the value of digital streaming.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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