Netflix announces Orange Is the New Black Season 2 before we’ve even seen the first one
James R | On 05, Jul 2013
Well, this is a promising sign. Netflix has announced Orange is the New Black Season 2 – before we’ve even had the first one.
The comedic drama by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan is based on the memoir by Piper Kerman about engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates.
The hour-long series, which spans 13 episodes, is already getting positive buzz from critics – a buzz that’s backed up by Netflix’s decision.
“I am thrilled that Netflix has extended my sentence,” said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan.
“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal series and we’re eager to get a second season to our viewers,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
The second season of “Orange is the New Black” is set to begin production later this summer – at which point we’ll still be watching the first series.
Orange is the New Black premieres on Thursday 11th July. We’ll be reviewing it as it comes.
Here’s the trailer: