AceShowbiz - "Orange Is the New Black" gets an early renewal five months before the premiere of the fourth season on June 17. Netflix has picked up the prison-set series for season 5, 6, and 7 with Jenji Kohan continuing to serve as a showrunner.
"Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, 'May you lead an interesting life,' is a curse, but I don't live in those cultures," series creator Kohan said in a statement.
"Here's to keeping it interesting. Thanks, Netflix! Both thanks and you're welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers ... with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!"
Netflix's VP of original content, Cindy Holland, added, "Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of Orange is the New Black, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them."