In a serious showing of confidence in the program, Netflix has renewed dramedy “Orange Is the New Black” for a second season before the first has even bowed on the streaming platform.
“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal series and we’re eager to get a second season to our viewers,” said Cindy Holland, veep of original content at Netflix.
From Jenji Kohan, “Orange Is the New Black” centers on a women’s prison and stars Taylor Schilling. Netflix is rolling out its 13-episode first run on July 11 at 12:01 a.m. in all territories where the subscription service is available.
Lionsgate TV produces “Orange,” and the second run of the skein will begin lensing later this summer.
“We’re enormously proud of the brilliant work of Jenji, the cast and the entire production team,” said Kevin Beggs, prez of Lionsgate TV Group, “and we’re delighted about this early second season renewal. Netflix has been a great partner on this series and we look forward to our continuing collaboration.”