Netflix's latest original series Orange Is The New Black is due to land on July 11th, but word on the street is that it's so good, the company has already decided to give Season 2 the green light.
Executive produced by Weeds creator Jenji Cohen, the prison-based comedy tells the tale of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a young Brooklynite who ends up in prison thanks to her relationship with drug runner Alex (Laura Prepon aka Donna from That 70s Show).
She's trading life with her fiance (American Pie's Jason Biggs) for life behind bars, or rather a 15 month stay in a minimum security prison. The whole show is based on the real life experiences of one Piper Kerman, who popped her story down on paper in a memoir. We sure do hope that she's still in touch with some of the more, errr, colourful characters.
"Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal series and we're eager to get a second season to our viewers," said Netflix's vice president of original content, Cindy Holland, while Lionsgate Television Group was also thrilled about the recommission. "We're enormously proud of the brilliant work of Jenji, the cast and the entire production team," said president Kevin Beggs, "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."
13 new episodes will go into production later this summer, but until then you can catch all 13 episodes of Season 1 of Orange Is The New Black on Netflix from 12.01am Irish time on Thursday July 11th.