Fans Devastated As ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Announces Final Season


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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.

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“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.”

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:

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