Netflix’s prison dramedy series “Orange Is the New Black” is set to end after its upcoming seventh season, with the cast breaking the news last night.
Back in 2016, Netflix renewed the Lionsgate-produced series for three seasons ahead of the fourth season premiere. As part of the deal, series showrunner Jenji Kohan remained onboard through the seventh and now final season to air next year.
Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore, Elizabeth Rodriguez Michael Harney and Nick Sandow all starred in the series which received widespread critical acclaim throughout its run and multiple Emmy nominations.
Nielsen reported that the first episode of Season 6 a few months ago drew an average-minute audience of 5.4 million U.S. viewers in the initial three days of availability.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of HBO revealing that it has cancelled its adult animated series “Animals” with its recent third season being its last.
Source: TV Line