"Orange Is the New Black" is a comedic drama set in a women's prison that tells the story of engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable life with fiance Larry for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture.
Netflix confirmed today that Orange Is The New Black will conclude its run at the end of its already-announced seventh season. The news was posted on the show's official social media accounts with a minute-long message from cast members, who were clearly emotional about the end of their journey.
The prison dramedy premiered in 2013 as one of Netflix's first in-house series and wasted no time in putting the streaming service on the map as a destination for high-quality original content. The series has since gone on to garner numerous awards over the course of its run, with consistently-strong critical praise.
The show was last renewed in early 2016, when it was picked up for three additional seasons ahead of Season 4. Look for the seventh and final season of Orange Is The New Black in the summer of 2019.