Orange Is the New Black has served its time.
Netflix’s hit series is wrapping up and its seventh season will be its last. The news was announced with an emotional video posted on the series’ Twitter.
The video captioned, “Warning: This may make you cry. The Final Season, 2019,” featured stars of the prison dramedy Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, and Uzo Aduba, along with other cast members, reminiscing about their seven-season run on the groundbreaking series.
“I’m going to miss playing and living on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking and original and controversial series of this decade,” Kate Mulgrew, who portrays Red, says in the video.
“I am so grateful for the fun times, the knowledge, the friendships, the love, the family we have created together,” Aduba who plays “Crazy Eyes” Warren, added.
“But the one thing is, our relationships will continue after the show,” Prepon, aka Alex Vause, assured, with Schilling, aka Piper Chapman. “Thank you so much for all of your support,” she said.
“During production of season one, everyone involved with Orange Is the New Black felt like we knew a special secret we couldn’t wait to share with the world. Since then, we have laughed, cried, raged, and roared with the women of Litchfield, and every moment spent with them felt like borrowed time — too good to last forever,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix. “We will be sad to say goodbye but we will definitely be going out on a high. We are grateful to Jenji Kohan and her groundbreaking vision; to her supremely talented team of writers and producers; and to a once-in-a-lifetime cast and crew for creating a truly special work of art that has inspired conversations and connected audiences around the world.”
“Orange Is the New Black has profoundly impacted popular culture worldwide and has played a prominent role in building Lionsgate into a platform-defining brand,” said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Television Group Chairman. “Thanks to the brilliance of Jenji Kohan, the mastery of the creative and production team, the transcendent cast, and our tremendous partnership with Netflix, the series has surpassed our expectations year after year. With great pride, we are working together to bring this landmark series to a triumphant, satisfying close with the upcoming seventh season.”
Watch the video below:
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018