Fresh off of a major SAG Award win, the cast of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black can continue on their blissful high.
It’s been confirmed that the comedy series has been picked up for three more seasons. Netflix revealed the news on Twitter in a hilarious post that read:
“Our sentence has been extended. 3 more seasons, b*tches.”
“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures,” show runner and producer Jenji Kohan said in a statement. “Here’s to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you’re welcome Lionsgate!”
She added, “And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers … with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!”
Season 4 is set to premiere on Friday, June 17 and as we head into the new season, HipHollywood has learned exclusively just what to expect.
We caught up with the cast during the 2016 SAG Awards who didn’t give a ton of details, but they did (although not necessary) convince us why we must tune in. “To tell you the truth I love Season 4, there is so much drama going on,” Vicky Jeudy told us. “You guys will break the Internet when Season 4 releases. Trust me.”
Jessica Pimentel added, “There’s is nothing I can say that could describe to you how brutal Season 4 is.”
And according to Adrienne C. Moore, we will be in utter shock. “We always surprise you in a way that always leaves you feeling so many different emotions. That shock that leaves you feeling like ‘am I mad, am I angry, am I sad, am I happy?’ That’s what I say the culmination of Season 4 definitely will give you that again.”
Sound off: Are you excited for the next round of OITNB?
Check out the Season 4 teaser below.