'Orange is the New Black' is an America comedy-drama and one of Netflix's first Original Series. It was created by Jenji Kohan and is based on the real-life memoir of Piper Kerman called 'Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison'.

'Orange is the New Black' premiered on Netflix on July 11, 2013. In February 2016, Netflix made the unprecedented move of renewing the series for a fifth, sixth, and seventh season. On October 17, 2018, it was confirmed that the seventh season would be its last and will be released on July 26, 2019.

The series has become one of Netflix's most-watched shows and has won many awards and accolades including 16 Emmy nominations and four wins. 'Orange is the New Black' has also been widely praised for its "minority-rich ensemble cast", how it humanises prisoners and for its depiction of race, sexuality, gender and body types.