Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has announced that the awarded-TV show Orange is the New Black has been renewed. The comedy-drama that takes place in Litchfield women’s prison will have three more seasons in the next years.
The American television writer and producer Jenji Kohan, who created Orange is the New Black, said in a statement released by Netflix on Friday, that three more years was “not quite a political term” but it is 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!” said Kohan in a statement.
Vice president of original content at Netflix said that Kohan and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that he described as “dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt.” He added that the audience was excited to see what will happen to the characters of Orange is the New Black.
Season 4 of the series will show up on Netflix on June 17. According to a promotional video published by Netflix on Tuesday, new characters are going to join the comedy-drama. Ms. Jenji Kohan said that this new season will probably feature topics such as political agendas, the corporatization of the prison and the stratification of people in the prison.
Just in 2016, original programming is going to cost $6 billion to Netflix. According to analysts, content produced by the company is what makes it different from other content providers such as Apple, Google or Amazon. Netflix TV shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black have received great critics among American audiences.
Netflix is the most popular streaming service of video in North America. It occupies about 36.5% of all downstream Internet bandwidth during peak periods. According to a company statement, there are 40 million Netflix subscribers in the U.S. who spend around 10 billion hours per month using the service, when they are counted together.
Source: L.A. Times