Netflix To Debut ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Original Series On July 11

Oliver VanDervoort - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 1:44 a.m. ET

Netflix is getting set to debut yet another original series in July. Orange is the New Black will go live on the site on July 11, and, as the site has done with its other original programming, all 13 episodes will be available at once.

The streaming video website has always felt that it made more sense to put all episodes of a show on at the same time rather than doing some sort of a weekly release like it was a network television company.

House of Cards and Hemlock Grove have been the most recent recipients of this treatment. In both cases, viewers seemed to appreciate the fact that they could watch the series at their own pace.

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is a comedic drama that is being helmed by Jenji Kohan and is based on the memoir by Piper Kerman.

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The story revolves around Taylor Schilling playing Piper Kerman, a well-to-do Gothamite who suddenly finds her world turned upside down thanks to her relationship with a drug runner named Alex (Laura Prepon).

The ten year friendship takes Kerman down a path that eventually lands her in prison. Here the character must learn to get along with the hodge podge of criminals she is serving her year long sentence with.

Kerman must trade in her comfortable life with her fiance, played by Jason Biggs, and start getting used to wearing an orange jumpsuit every day.

The series also stars television and big screen veterans like Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie), and Taryn Manning (8 Mile).

The video streaming site has done a good job of staggering their original programming so that there is not in house competition. House of Cards went live in February, Hemlock Grove in April, Arrested Development is coming in May, and this show will be in July.

Will you be watching the Netflix original show Orange is the New Black?


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