The third season of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black left Litchfield on a quietly ominous note, that for all the unexpected beach days, a busload of new prisoners would join the rapidly-filling halls. Things seem to have taken a turn for the worse by Season 4, as overcrowding and some harsh new guards take the first 2016 Orange is the New Black trailer in a decidedly dark direction.
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Streaming markets are still evolving, between features available, tiered subscriptions, pricing and more, and Netflix, granddaddy of them all, will soon up their prices without a majority of customers realizing. Say goodbye to those grandfathered into the Standard Netflix subscription, as you’ll be forking over an additional $2.00 each month without realizing.
Lest you think Netflix would ever cut you a break from its original programming, the ladies of Litchfield are already gearing up Orange is the New Black Season 4 promotion. Piper may not be the only one in trouble, however, according to the first new photos of the season.
Lest you think Piper was ever getting out of prison, Netflix has added three more terms to her sentence. That’s right, Orange is the New Black has been renewed for three more seasons, locking down the ladies of Litchfield through 2019 with Seasons 5, 6 and 7.
As expected, there’s lots of big news coming from Netflix ahead of their panel at TCA ’16, and in addition to finally renewing Marvel’s Jessica Jones for Season 2, the streaming service has set a return date for Orange Is the New Black Season 4. We’re sure to learn more about the coming season once the panel commences, but expect our return to Litchfield to resolve a few of those lingering cliffhangers.
Netflix has made no secret of how secret they keep any sort of “ratings” data for their original programming, a constant source of frustration to networks still under the Nielsen model, itself no longer a valid measurement of a given show’s audience. Now, NBC claims to have gotten a bit of payback, utilizing some unique approaches to measure Netflix’s overall viewers, and suggesting it on par with broadcast.
Not even half an hour into the night, and already the 2016 Golden Globes has its winner for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical, and it may surprise. Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle pulled off a surprising upset, nabbing the award over some stiff competition.
You’ve likely heard the term “Peak TV” floating around of late, expressing the exhaustive amount of must-see series floating around on every platform these days, and Netflix in particular. They’re certainly not going to make it any easier for you either, as Netflix plans 31 original series premieres in 2016, up from this year’s 16.
Telltale Games’ Walking Dead adaptations have more often told stories within the comic realm adjacent to the characters we know, though fan-favorite Michonne will finally get the new spotlight in a new series, and with a familiar voice at that. Orange is the New Black breakout Samira Wiley will lend her voice to the katana-wielding zombie killer, as Telltale sets a new Walking Dead game for February.
Netflix scheduling and secrecy the way they are, we haven’t heard very much from Orange is the New Black Season 4, but pour some scotch: lockdown may be over. Season 4 of Netflix’s prison dramedy (depending which award you want) has hired Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner to direct an upcoming episode.