'Orange Is The New Black' To End After Season 7

Lawrence Kim
October 18, 2018

The series stars Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore, Elizabeth Rodriguez Michael Harney and Nick Sandow.

The news was announced via Twitter, in a poignant video that featured messages from the cast - who warned fans: "This will make you cry".

'Season seven, you will not be disappointed. Later, when asked by the New York Times if season 7 would be the last season, Kohanfor replied: "I haven't made a final decision yet, but I'm leaning toward ending it after seven - although the nature of the show is one that can go on and on because you can bring in new people".

'The final season is coming, ' said Schilling, who plays protagonist Piper in the groundbreaking prison series.

Netflix's popular prison dramedy will air its final episode in 2019, the streaming platform announced on Wednesday.

Many fans commented to say how gutted they were to hear the news. "Let's go out on top!" "Always will love and appreciate this show".

The show has received widespread critical acclaim throughout its run, garnering multiple Emmy nominations and back-to-back wins for Aduba in the supporting actress in a comedy series and drama series categories in 2014 and 2015.

The fifth series was underwhelming for many fans, with co-producer Tara Herrmann attributing the mixed reaction to a writer's room shakeup after the show lost many of its original writers.

Created by Jenji Kohan (Weeds) and based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black follows the semi-fictionalized adventures of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who gets sent to a women's prison after being convicted of a decade old crime.

"I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we've worked with".

Netflix is saying goodbye to Orange Is the New Black.

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