Netflix Renews Orange Is The New Black for Season 2, Two Weeks Before the Series Premiere

By Tim Surette

Jun 28, 2013

Netflix doesn't play by regular rules. Netflix do what Netflix wanna do! The DVD rental service turned online streaming powerhouse turned television revolutionary has made a bold move that only whippersnappers like Starz are wont to do. Netflix has ordered a 13-episode second season of its new series Orange is the New Black, even though the first season hasn't yet aired. Season 2 is scheduled to launch in 2014.

Whaaaaaaaaat!? Yep, that's what we call a vote of confidence in this industry. Netflix must feel what we've currently only prognosticated from the series' excellent trailer (which I've embedded below). Orange is the New Black comes from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, and the series is an adaptation of the memoir of the same name. It's about a womens' prison, guys! And it looks really good!


Netflix previously ordered a second season of its first original drama, House of Cards, before that show's first season even aired. But that was always in the—ahem—cards, as 26 episodes for two seasons were ordered right off the bat. More recently, Netflix ordered a second season of its horror drama Hemlock Grove, but only after Season 1 aired. The early renewal of Orange is the New Black obviously means Netflix really likes what it sees. Renewals before a show even airs aren't common, but they do happen. Starz, for example, has been quick on the trigger, recently ordering a second season of Boss before its first season ever aired and renewing Da Vinci's Demons after one episode. Boss has since been canceled. 


Netflix will release the entire first season of Orange is the New Black on Thursday, July 11.

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  • kateeskew Jun 20, 2014

    Loved season 1 and now 2. Season 3 can't come soon enough!

  • celiscasawyer Jun 18, 2014

    I'm almost done with season 1 and addicted already , where can I buy season 2 like now ??? They need to continue showing these series , better than any other programs on tv ! Please hurry up and tell me where I can buy the DVD so I can continue watching the movie?? I won't the whole series

  • ashlibartow09 Jul 28, 2013

    just finished this season. i love how it tells the stories of the inmates. i really dont like pornstach! cant wait for season 2

  • anon_551fb52045a99d6f93c986f6fc5ba182 Jul 28, 2013

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  • kalesebrewer Jul 25, 2013

    This show is so good, it's full of interesting drama. I'm so glad i decided to watch it when i seen it advertised on tv. I watched the entire season in two days, completely glued to it, lol. I can't wait for season two.

  • aligorda Jul 25, 2013

    Season 2.. 2014?? Nooo, it needs to be sooner!... Im hooked on this show.

  • sjoneab Jul 22, 2013

    I loved the series can not wait til season 2!!! hopefully its early 2014

  • amberwomack37 Jul 18, 2013

    I watch ALOT of Netflix, and after desperatly awaiting the arrival of a spunky new series, I stumbed upon what seems, to me, the greatest dramatic series since Breaking Bad. I was bummed to find out that season 2 of Orange is the New Black won't be aired until 2014, but I give ultra props to the writers for keeping me on the edge of my seat with how season 1 ended.
    Oh dear Netflix, Ill be awaiting the day of season 2's arrival!!

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