‘Orange is the New Black’ To End With Season 7
It’s the end of their sentences for the ladies of Litchfield. Season 7 of ‘Orange is the New Black‘ will be the last, Netflix has announced.
Season 6 of the show saw some major changes as the gang were moved from the (relative) comfort of the minimum security prison women’s prison to the harsher maximum security facility following Season 5’s riot. Groups were separated and pitched against each other. New alliances were formed, and new friendships, and enemies, made as the ladies discover how to fit into their new reality.
“After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison, commented series creator Jenji Kohan. “I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black.”
Netflix dropped the news of the final season last night in a very sweet video featuring the cast on Twitter, which you can see below:
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018
*Season 6 spoiler warning!* If you remember, at the end of last season we saw Piper (Taylor Schilling), Sophia (Laverne Cox) and Blanca (Laura Gómez) all get released in the finale. That meant a tearful goodbye to Alex (Laura Prepon), who is still locked inside, although Piper & Alex did manage to get “prison married” before she left. Whilst Piper & Sophia are reunited with family, Blanca is immediately taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and taken to a new detention facility. Unfortunately for her, the new place is also run by MCC, now rebranded as PolyCon Corrections, following the bad press from the riot.
‘Orange is the New Black‘ will return for its 7th and final season in 2019.