Netflix Says Orange is the New Black

Jason Biggs and Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black
Jason Biggs and Taylor Schilling in a scene from Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo credit: Barbara Nitke for Netflix
The comedy/drama Orange is the New Black will debut on Netflix on July 11, 2013, so says the network. The series, created by Jenji Kohan, is based on Piper Kerman’s bestselling memoir and stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.
Kohan wrote the first and last episodes of the 13 episode series and also executive produces. All 13 of the one-hour episodes will be available on Netflix on July 11th at 12:01am PT.
“With Orange is the New Black, Jenji Kohan has created a dramatic yet deeply funny world populated with unforgettable characters and no-holds-barred humor set against the backdrop of a women’s prison,” stated Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “Jenji is one of the most fearless voices in television and we are proud to share her uncompromising vision with Netflix members.”
The Plot:
Orange is the New Black follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates.
Source: Netflix

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