Netflix Renews 'Orange Is the New Black' for Three More Seasons

by Alex Ungerman 9:51 AM PST, February 05, 2016
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Our sentence at Litchfield has been extended!

Netflix has renewed Orange Is the New Black for three more seasons, the network announced in a press release on Friday.

Season four will premiere on Friday, Jun. 17, with creator and executive producer, Jenji Kohan, continuing on as showrunner.

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"Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. "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."

"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," added Kohan. "Three more years! Three more years!"

The Emmy-winning series just pulled off an upset over Big Bang Theory for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Uzo Aduba -- who plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the show -- took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

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ET talked to Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia Burset) in August, who told us, "I'm so very blessed to be a part of this amazing show."

Guess we'd better get our jumpsuits ready!

Speaking of the future.... Lorraine Toussaint gave ET a bold prediction for what's up with her character, Vee, in the upcoming season.

Watch the video below.