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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.