“Orange is the New Black” will be ending after season seven.
Netflix made the announcement with a video featuring some of the cast members bidding farewell to the show and promising exciting storylines for the final lockdown at Litchfield Penitentiary.
“The final season is coming,” Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman) says in the video.
“I’m going to miss playing on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking, original, and controversial series of this decade,” Kate Mulgrew, who plays Russian innmate Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov, says.
Uzo Aduba, who portrays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren added: “I’m so grateful for the fun times, the knowledge, the friendships, the love, the family that we have created together.”
“Orange is the New Black” premiered in 2013 and was based on the memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman. The story followed Piper during her time at a minimum security prison. It received critical acclaim for its portrayal of LGBT characters. The show went on to receive 16 Emmy nominations and won four. Aduba received one of the awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015.
The final season will premiere in 2019.
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018