The women of Litchfield Penitentiary are finally getting out of jail.
Netflix favourite Orange is the New Black is set to end after its seventh season, which will air on the streaming platform in 2019.
“After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison,” series creator Jenji Kohan said.
“I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with.
“My heart is orange but fade to black.”
The series is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name was one of Netflix’s first original TV shows, premiering in the summer of 2013.
It reportedly became one of the streaming platforms’s most popular shows, and also won praise for its LGBTIQ representation.
The OINTB cast announced the news about the seventh season in a video posted to the series’ official Twitter page, with the cast members paying tribute to “one of the most groundbreaking, original, and controversial series of this decade.”
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018
Actress Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman, told The Hollywood Reporter it was “surreal” to be saying goodbye to the show.
“As an actor getting ready to say goodbye to a role that I’ve lived with for six years, it’s very poignant,” Schilling said.
“It’s a very kind of surreal time. It’s as surreal as it was when the thing came out of the gate and was so powerful those first few seasons. It’s equally as surreal now to be ending it all.”
Fans reacted with sadness to the news:
I feel so sad. I have never connected to a tv show and it's characters like oitnb before. I'm going to mourn. pic.twitter.com/yFg6PVw1wu
— nic (@preponxvause) October 17, 2018
thank you for the most iconic tv show ever made. thank you for the laughs, thank you for the tears and thank you for showing us that love can go through it all, even prison. this show will never be forgotten 🍊♥
— andy 🌹| 13 (@houisfucking) October 17, 2018
— ROCKALETTA MOSS (@eb_so_major) October 17, 2018
so the most lesbianic show on television aka orange is the new black is really ending, huh. the question is: what am i gonna do with my life without all these beautiful ladies pic.twitter.com/FeePwcztMZ
— ellie (@odairannies) October 17, 2018
— ?~Vale~? (@AniStreep5) October 17, 2018
IF NICKY NICHOLS ISNT CLEAN AND THRIVING OUT OF PRISON IN THE LAST EPISODE THEN IM GONNA SUE
— lucie (@bigdicknichols) October 17, 2018
This gonna be me watching the last season ???? pic.twitter.com/ZT7lUUqs81
— ?a?a??a (@_Aisaaax) October 17, 2018
— natasha lyonne (@nlyonne) October 17, 2018