Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Sets July 11 Premiere
Now that Netflix’s latest original effort ‘Hemlock Grove‘ has achieved equal, if not greater success than breakout series ‘House of Cards,’ and the red carpet has literally rolled out for ‘Arrested Development‘ season 4, the pay-streaming service has officially set a July 11 premiere for its latest effort, ‘Weeds‘ creator Jenji Kohan’s ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ Netflix’s latest series stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon and Jason Biggs, so get a first look at ‘Orange Is the New Black’ inside!
Gob knows that we’ll devour all 15 episodes of Netflix’s ‘Arrested Development’ reunion season on May 26, but other than the repeated rewatches, when will our next Netflix original content fix come? Thankfully, the pay-streaming service has officially announced that upcoming Jenji Kohan Comedy ‘Orange Is the New Black’ will fill the void beginning July 11, releasing all episodes at once under Netflix’s original content model.
The new series stars ‘Mercy’ vet Taylor Schilling as Piper, an engaged Brooklyn dweller whose past relationship with a drug runner in college leads her to arrest and a multiyear detention in a federal penitentiary. Piper quickly immerses herself in women’s prison culture, and finds acceptance and love among an outspoken group of inmates. ‘That ’70s Show’ alum Laura Prepon takes the role of Piper’s former drug runner, while Jason Biggs portrays her fiancé across the 13-episode series.
“With ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ Jenji Kohan has created a dramatic yet deeply funny world populated with unforgettable characters and no-holds-barred humor set against the backdrop of a women’s prison,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos of the adaptation of Piper Kerman’s best-selling memoir. “Jenji is one of the most fearless voices in television and we are proud to share her uncompromising vision with Netflix members.”
Well, what say you? Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’ on July 11, or will you still be watching ‘Arrested Development’?