Only a few weeks after they announced the upcoming seventh season of “Orange Is the New Black” will be its final run, Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs tells the press that the independent studio is mulling a potential sequel to the series.
Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks star in ‘Orange’ which premiered to critical acclaim and numerous Emmy wins. It has been an important part of Netflix’s original scripted fare and a cash cow for Lionsgate TV ever since.
Speaking during an earnings call, Beggs says: “We’re really proud of the long run that Orange Is the New Black had. It remains one of Netflix’s most-watched shows. We’re ending on a high note. Keep in mind we own that series and will be distributing it for years to come. We’re already in discussions and, when the timing is right, we’ll talk further with Jenji about a potential sequel.”
Sources close to Lionsgate TV say nothing is immediately in the works but discussions are indeed underway.
Source: The Live Feed