Season 7 is the very last for 'Orange is the New Black'
'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.
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Jenji Kohan, Matthew Weiner, Sara Hess
Annie Golden, Dale Soules, Danielle Brooks, Dascha Polanco, Diane Guerrero, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Jackie Cruz, Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Gómez, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Lori Petty, Lorraine Toussaint, Madeline Brewer, Michelle Hurst, Mike Birbiglia, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Ruby Rose, Samira Wiley, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Yael Stone
When does the seventh and final season of 'Orange is the New Black' arrive on Netflix?
'Orange is the New Black' will be released on Netflix on July 26, 2019.
Who is returning for the final season?
Pretty much everybody! Piper (Taylor Schilling) and (Alex) Laura Prepon will be back of course, as well as Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), Suzanne (Uzo Aduba), Black Cindy (Adrienne C Moore), Red (Kate Mulgrew), Lorna (Yael Stone), Daya (Dascha Polanco), Gloria (Selenis Leyva), Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' (Taryn Manning), Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore) and Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales (Jackie Cruz).
As well as Joe Caputo (Nick Sandow), Joel Luschek (Matt Peters) and Natalie Figueroa (Alysia Reiner).
Are there any new cast members joining 'Orange is the New Black'?
Not that we can tell. However new season six regulars Madison (Amanda Fuller) and Vicci Martinez (Daddy) will be back.
What happened at the end of 'Orange is the New Black'?
The season 6 finale was filled with beautiful and heartwrenching moments, including Blanca being hauled off to an immigration detention centre, Taystee going down for a murder she didn't commit, while Piper found herself getting an early release, not before she married Alex in a ceremony conducted by Nicky though.
What do we know about the plot of season 7 of 'Orange is the New Black'?
A lot has been kept under wraps about what happens to these beloved characters. Here's what the synopsis for the season reads:
"In its final season, the ladies of Litchfield come to terms with the fact that prison has changed them forever. Piper struggles with life on the outside, while life in Max, as corrupt and unjust as ever, goes on without her. Taystee’s friendship with Cindy still hangs in the balance as her life sentence looms, Gloria and her kitchen staff are confronted by the harsh realities of Polycon’s newest profit stream, while others chase drugs or dreams and grapple with the reality of their place in this world."
Here are some pics from the upcoming season 7:
Is there a trailer for 'Orange is the New Black' season 7?
There sure is.
There's also some cool key art:
Are there any plans for a spin-off or a sequel to 'Orange is the New Blac;k'?
This is actually looking pretty likely. Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs has said; ['Orange is the New Black'] remains one of Netflix’s most-watched shows. We’re ending on a high note.
"Keep in mind we own that series and will be distributing it for years to come. We’re already in discussions and, when the timing is right, we’ll talk further with [writer] Jenji [Kohan] about a potential sequel."