It’s a sad day for Orange Is The New Black fans: Netflix has announced that the hit show will finish after its upcoming seventh season.
The cast took to the show’s official Twitter to share the news, relaying their memories over the past seven years, thanking fans for being a part of the ride and promising that season seven will be unforgettable.
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018
“During production of Season 1, everyone involved with Orange Is The New Black felt like we knew a special secret we couldn’t wait to share with the world. Since then, we have laughed, cried, raged, and roared with the women of Litchfield, and every moment spent with them felt like borrowed time — too good to last forever,” said Vice President of Original Content for Netflix Cindy Holland in a statement, according to Deadline. “We will be sad to say goodbye but we will definitely be going out on a high. We are grateful to Jenji Kohan and her groundbreaking vision, to her supremely talented team of writers and producers, and to a once-in-a-lifetime cast and crew for creating a truly special work of art that has inspired conversations and connected audiences around the world.”
Orange Is The New Black revolves around Piper Chapman, who’s living her best life when her past suddenly catches up to her, and is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner a decade earlier. The series is based on the 2010 memoir, Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women’s Prison, written by Piper Kerman.
The final episodes of Orange Is The New Black are expected to air in the summer of 2019.