Netflix have announced that they have renewed hit prison series Orange is the New Black for an additional three seasons with Season Four premiering on 17th June.
Seasons Five, Six and Seven will see the series’ creator and executive producer, Jenji Kohan continue as executive producer and showrunner.
Based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Samira Wiley, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Harney and Nick Sandow.
A clearly chuffed Kohan said: “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. 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!”
Season Four of Orange is the New Black starts on Netflix on 17th June with Seasons 1-3 available to stream now.