'Orange Is The New Black' Cancelled: Season 7 Will Be Its Last
by Kristine Sage
5 months ago
To mark the shocking end of an era, Netflix has announced that ‘Orange Is The New Black’, one of its first scripted shows, will conclude with Season 7, which will premiere in 2019. “After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison,” said series creator Jenji Cohan in a statement. “I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and in the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but… fade to black.”
The entire world was shook when the cast bid the show farewell in a heart-wrenching video, despite the warning that it may make people cry.
The Season 6 finale, which has already been released on Netflix, features Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) early release from Litchfield, while Taystee (Danielle Brooks) was found guilty for the murder of Piscatella and sentenced to life behind bars.
‘Orange Is The New Black’ is no ordinary show. In the video, cast member Kate Mulgrew, who plays Galina “Red” Reznikov, said, “I’m going to miss playing and living on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking, original and controversial series of this decade.”
The show has permanently changed how television is made, shattering viewers’ expectations of how to watch. This was Netflix’s first full slate of original programming that was totally aimed at adults. By the end of this year, Netflix will have produced and released 700 original shows and movies, with a subscriber base of more than 137 million people around the globe, and in 2018 it has poured about $8 billion into creating original content in an attempt to reach its objective of having half of its offerings made in-house.
At the most recent Emmys, Netflix broke the ground by gaining the same number of statues as the awards-heavy powerhouse HBO, despite it having started out as a DVD rental service that delivered entertainment via the U.S. Postal Service. Once it shifted to streaming, the rest was history.
‘Orange Is The New Black’ looked like nothing else on television, and they paved the way for diversity to be a mandate. Netflix made shows like these so monumental, yet normalized it at the same time. As Netflix continues to create original content, we can only wait and anticipate to see what it has in store for us in the future.
But for now, farewell, ladies of Litchfield.