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Will There Be an Orange Is the New Black Season 8?

Will Netflix release Orange Is the New Black season 8? The story of Piper Kerman and her fellow inmates is, sadly, over. Here's why.

Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in Orange is the New Black

Netflix won't release an Orange Is the New Black season 8 - here's why? Created by Jenji Kohan, the streaming series based on Piper Kerman's 2010 memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison first premiered in July 2013 and helped grow Netflix as a major television producer. Orange Is the New Black season 7 premiered on July 26, 2019.

In Orange Is the New Black, Taylor Schilling stars as Piper Chapman. After being referenced by name during a criminal trial, she’s arrested and ultimately convicted of international drug smuggling. The series depicts life behind bars for female prisoners while exploring inmates’ lives outside of prison via flashbacks. Alongside the aforementioned Schilling and Aduba, Orange Is the New Black stars Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew, Taryn Manning, and Laura Prepon, among many other talented performers. In 2015, Uzo Aduba won a Primetime Emmy Award for the Orange Is the New Black season 2 episode “Hugs Can Be Deceiving.”

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If you've already finished Orange Is the New Black season 7, unfortunately, there's no more. Here’s everything we know about the lack of Orange Is the New Black season 8.

There Won't Be An Orange Is The New Black Season 8

Orange is the New Black - Blanca and Diablo

In October 2018, Netflix announced that Orange Is the New Black season 7 will end the series. The decision came less than four months after Orange Is the New Black season 6 premiered. On Twitter, the official Orange Is the New Black account posted a 60-second video featuring numerous cast members discussing their experiences and gratitude for the opportunity.

Orange Is The New Black Is Netflix's Longest-Running Show

In 2013, Orange Is the New Black was actually Netflix’s third original series, with House of Cards and Hemlock Grove premiering just months before, but those shows ended after six and three seasons respectively. Now, after seven seasons and 91 episodes, Orange Is the New Black stands as the streaming service’s longest-running show. And in those six years, it's helped usher in a revolution of the modern media landscape, sparking discussions about how films and television will be distributed in the future.

Orange Is the New Black is indeed the O.G. of Netflix's Original series. It helped them become far more than just a fun platform to quickly access content, but rather a go-to destination for challenging and enlightening weekly entertainment. Given the restrictions of typical network television, Orange Is the New Black paved the way for innovative streaming era showrunners.

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