Big news for fans of Netflix Original Orange is the New Black.
Variety is reporting that Netflix has renewed the hit show for a fourth season, even before the season three premiere June 12th globally.
The Jenji Kohan inspired series has been one of Netflix’s most successful originals, both critically and from mass audience approval with over 12 Emmy Award nominations in ’14. The show’s brutally honest approach to discussing otherwise taboo social issues has been rewarded with constant praise. Not to mention the powerful ensemble cast oftentimes overshadows the concept of lead roles, as many individual “proximity” characters carry their feature episodes, with interesting back stories alongside fascinating interpersonal dynamics with the colorful personalities Litchfield Penitentiary.
The show falls strangely between comedy and drama, often times making it difficult to classify. I suppose calling it a dark comedy is fair, but for some reason that feels like it implies inaccessibility, which isn’t true.
Making light of things a bit, some fans might be a little discouraged by news that *another* season is in the works, as at some point, surely Piper Kerman needs to be released from prison, right? The news that another season is on the way sort of spoils the third season in some ways in that it’s likely we won’t see her proudly leaving the prison anytime soon. But despite all of this, quality television deserves to be rewarded, and more Orange is the New Black is certainly one of the best.
Marking as developing, as I’ll update as more news comes in…