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Netflix Renews Orange Is the New Black for Three More Seasons


There will be at least seven seasons of Netflix's breakout hit Orange Is the New Black.

Netflix announced Friday that it has ordered three additional seasons of the prison drama created and executive-produced by Jenji Kohan, who has committed to stay on as showrunner for the additional seasons.

"Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things," Kohan said in a statement. "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!"

The news comes on the heels of two big wins for Orange at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month: The cast took home the prize for Outstanding Comedy Ensemble, and star Uzo Aduba won the award for Outstanding Comedy Actress.

Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black premieres Friday, June 17 on Netflix.

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