Given Netflix's relatively green status as a host of original "TV" content, we were surprised to learn that Kevin Spacey Emmy-nom 'House of Cards' might have come to an end after its second season, with the futures of other Netflix Originals equally uncertain. Now, Netflix exec Ted Sarandos has opened up on the future of the series, along with the lifespans for fellow series 'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Arrested Development.'
Orange Is the New Black
‘Orange Is the New Black‘ breakout star Samira Wiley helped solidify the Netflix drama as a major contender and centerpiece of the cultural conversation for its unique depiction of women in the correctional system, as per 'Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan's vision. Fans adored Wiley's recurring character Poussey Washington (accent à droite, b-tch!) and her unique relationship with Taystee (Danielle Brooks), but what does Wiley herself have to say about season 2 and beyond?
Netflix has remained considerably tight on spoilers for the second seasons of its returning hits, notably given 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 won't come out from under lockdown until mid 2014. That said, the cast and crew were recently on hand in New York to discuss the coming season, from the expanded scope of flashbacks to the still-mysterious exit of Laura Prepon from the series.
The additions and departures of Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 not withstanding, it seems criminal how long we'll have to wait for any new episodes. Thankfully, HBO's 'Girls' season 3 will bring us a Taystee treat earlier on in 2014, sentencing 'Orange is the New Black' favorite Danielle Brooks to the Lena Dunham-scripted comedy in season 3!
Fans of Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' were recently dismayed to learn that series star Laura Prepon might only return for the second season in a limited capacity, writing out her character Alex Vause early on, though Netflix and Prepon's management seemed to offer conflicting reports. Now, a new investigation reveals Prepon will indeed return for 'OITNB' season 2, but possibly for even less time than originally thought.
A few weeks ago 'Orange is the New Black' fans were excited to learn that star Taryn Manning (Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett) has been upgraded to series regular for season 2, despite the season 1 ending that left her character's fate somewhat unclear. Still unclear however, is the fate of co-star Laura Prepon, so what does Manning have to say of Prepon's potential exit, or her own arc in season 2?
Fans of Netflix's critically-acclaimed original series 'Orange is the New Black' would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite aspect of the series, though the dry presence of former 'That 70's Show' star Laura Prepon's Alex would surely prove a favorite. That may make news of the latest 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 castings hard to bear, as Prepon will reportedly take a minimal role in season 2, before exiting entirely.
Though Netflix's critically-acclaimed original series 'Orange in the New Black' has scarcely been out a month, already the Jenji Kohan-produced series has begun shoring up its cast for the confirmed second season in 2014. In addition to the earlier announcement that series' antagonist Taryn Manning had been upped to series regular despite her character's ambiguous fate, 'Orange is the New Black' has upped two more of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling)'s prison co-stars up to series regular.
Though the buzz from all Netflix original series dies down a bit once all episodes have been released, word of mouth and season 2 for 'Orange Is the New Black,' from 'Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan, remains strong. In addition to its early season 2 renewal, the women-in-prison drama has officially made its first major season 2 casting, bumping up an established character for a surprising promotion.
Well, this is a pleasant surprise! The first trailer for Netflix's upcoming original series 'Orange is the New Black' deftly won us over, and already the streaming service has shown a major vote of confidence with a second season order. The new series from 'Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan won't premiere until July 11, but what can we expect to see from the second season?