Netflix Renews Orange Is the New Black for Three More Seasons

There will be at least seven seasons of Netflix's breakout hit Orange Is the New Black.

Netflix announced Friday that it has ordered three additional seasons of the prison drama created and executive-produced by Jenji Kohan, who has committed to stay on as showrunner for the additional seasons.

"Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things," Kohan said in a statement. "In some cultures, 'May you lead an interesting life,' is a curse, but I don't live in those cultures. Here's to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you're welcome, Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers ... with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!"

The news comes on the heels of two big wins for Orange at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month: The cast took home the prize for Outstanding Comedy Ensemble, and star Uzo Aduba won the award for Outstanding Comedy Actress.

Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black premieres Friday, June 17 on Netflix.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Feb 08, 2016
by season 7 it will be barely watchable...
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Feb 06, 2016
is this the first show on a streaming platform that did 3 season confirm
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Feb 06, 2016
Oh great, lets continue with this vastly overrated show, why don't we talk about good female prison shows like Wentworth. A show that has actual quality narratives.
Instead we're forced to endure this starts strong (goes down fast) typical Jenji Kohan trainwreck (Weeds anyone?).
Its never been able to match the quality of the first season and it fails to balance the drama / comedy and as a result fails in both places. The plot involving Norma and the Jesus bread was actually painful to watch last season.
Jenji has proven time and time again she doesn't know when to walk away from a show and she also doesn't know how to keep momentum going season to season.
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Feb 06, 2016
And she's in prison this long for doing what??? jees!
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Feb 05, 2016
The last two seasons have been significantly weaker than the first one. I'm not so sure this show should go on for another 3 years. We all know what happened to Weeds.
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Feb 05, 2016
Wow, is this the biggest renewal ever? The calibre of this show is high enough that seven seasons would do it justice. There's always the risk that it becomes stale given the somewhat constricting setting but I have faith in the writers.
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Feb 06, 2016
I think Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons holds that record. Not sure any show will ever top The Simpsons.
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Feb 06, 2016
I meant big as in number of seasons renewed at once. Have Simpsons or BBT ever renewed three seasons at once?
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Feb 06, 2016
TBBT was renewed for three seasons back in 2014. I think CBS wouldn't mind if it was on every night of the week.
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Feb 06, 2016
Thanks.
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Feb 05, 2016
Great. Heaven help us all......
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Feb 05, 2016
Bloody hell, Netflix know how to do it! No complaints from me I think it's really great :)
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Feb 05, 2016
If OITNB being renewed for 3 more seasons than Wentworth should be renewed for 6 more
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Feb 05, 2016
3 more seasons picked up... Hell Yes !!
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Feb 05, 2016
Yeah!
Yeahhh!
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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Feb 05, 2016
Seems like they really would have to mix characters up Pipers sentence already seems to long.
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Feb 05, 2016
So we're at about 12 months into Piper's sentence, correct? Did they ever mention if she got time added to her sentence for wailing on Tucky at the end of season 1? Even if the next two seasons only cover a couple months each, she should be out by the end of season 5.
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Feb 05, 2016
There are so many other interesting characters that Piper can get released and it wouldn't affect the show very much. As for your question she never got time added to her sentence but maybe she will with her criminal enterprise she has going on.
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Feb 05, 2016
I don't know about this. The third season left a sour taste in my mouth, so much that I'm not even sure if I'll watch next season. I might watch, but I definitely won't binge it all at once like I usually do. I understand the renewal of course, but for three more seasons? The show is going to be running on fumes.
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Feb 05, 2016
This only works if the show is willing to lose characters. I know everyone will say get rid of this character but I bail if you get rid of this one but what I actually like about the show is that there isn't a single character the show couldn't stand to lose.
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Feb 05, 2016
No - sorry - seven seasons is way too much - Netflix is turning into a US Network with this news - the quality has already dropped (i don't care what you say, it has)
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Feb 05, 2016
Wow, three more seasons?!?
I love the show but how will they keep us hooked, introducing new characters in a limited space can work only so many times.
Just dont kill off CrazyEyes!!!
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