Orange is the New Black: Renewed for THREE Seasons!

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Netflix issued a press release this morning in which it confirmed it has renewed Orange is the New Black...

for THREE additional seasons!

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With Season 4 set to stream on Friday, June 17, the company statement also confirmed that Jenji Kohan, will remain executive producer and show runner for seasons five, six and seven.

Said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix:

“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."

Kohan, meanwhile, had the following to say in light of this unusually lengthy renewal news:

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!

“We’re proud to continue our long-standing relationships with Netflix and the incredibly talented Jenji Kohan and delighted that one of the most acclaimed shows on television will continue on Netflix for three more seasons,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs.

“Jenji’s brilliant creative vision and a truly amazing cast have catapulted Orange is the New Black to the forefront of the platinum age."

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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