Kelsey Marrow | Contributing Writer
The series was scheduled to release it’s third season through Netflix, on June 12 but to the viewer’s surprise, was released a day earlier. The release was confirmed via Twitter by Netflix and the series’ cast member, Uzo Aduba. Aduba known in the series as ”Crazy Eyes”, announced the surprise at Orange Con, an event featuring cast members and fans of the series held in New York City. She broke the news to fans with a detailed tweet.
It takes a lot of work to be one the most anticipated comedy-drama series. The show created and executively produced by Jenji Kohan is based on the book “Orange is The New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison,written by Piper Kerman. Throughout the series viewers are taken on a journey into the life of Piper Chatman, and many other inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary. Chatman, played by actress Taylor Schilling goes through a variety of obstacles while in prison.
The beloved prison series is filled with a star-studded cast and dramatic storylines. Joining the inmates is model/actress Ruby Rose who plays Stella Carlin, Piper’s new love interest . In a Vanity Fair interview Jenji states “We talk about this country as this big melting pot, but it’s mosaic.”
“There’s all these pieces, they’re next to each other, and they’re not necessarily mixing. And I’m looking for those spaces where people actually do mix and prison happens to be a terrific one.”
While most fans choose to binge-watch the show, Orange is the New Black is becoming Netflix’s new summer hit. After seasons one and two being rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by Netflix viewers, questions about where season two left off are still in the air. With fans raving over the early release, Netflix wasted no time renewing the show for a fourth season .
Although, streaming service has confirmed the returning season, most details have yet to been announced. If the show continues to follow it’s scheduled pattern, season four is predicted to release the summer of 2016.