Netflix have just announced that the 3rd season of their brilliant comedic drama ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK returns to the streaming broadcaster on the 12th June.
From Emmy® Award-winner Jenji Kohan, creator of the breakout hit series “Weeds,”ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and based on the popular memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, the series stars Golden Globe® nominee, Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, an engaged Brooklynite whose decade-old relationship with international drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in federal prison. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry for an orange prison jumpsuit and a strange new world of everyday indignities that forces her to question everything she knows. As she serves her time, she forms unlikely new alliances with an eccentric and outspoken group of inmates.
The series itself is brought to life by creator and executive producer Kohan, along with co-executive producers Lisa Vinnecour, Michael Trim and Sara Hess, and a first-class team of guest directors including Jodie Foster, Andrew McCarthy, Phil Abraham, Uta Briesewitz, Constantine Makris, Matt Penn and Michael Trim.
There are no sacred cows when it comes to Kohan’s bold storytelling – a fearless and modern mash-up unafraid to take on race, sexuality, gender and class, sometimes all at once, all with a wink and a nod. Kohan’s interests lie in where light meets dark – creating a dramatic world punctuated with moments of levity that is uniquely her own and a perfect match in sensibility for Kerman’s classic fish-out-of-water memoir. Characters are presented flaws-and-all in a universe devoid of political correctness, ultimately revealing larger, at times uncomfortable truths about human nature. Though punctuated with moments of laugh-out-loud comedy, the series also raises provocative questions about what makes us who we are: are we the choices we made in our past or the lives we are creating now? Or are we both?
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK consists of thirteen one-hour episodes produced by Lionsgate Television for Netflix.