The next new Netflix series that subscribers will be able swallow whole is Orange Is the New Black, a comedy-drama hybrid from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. It's based on the memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, detailing the shock of a well-to-do white woman who ends up in a women's prison after a 10-year-old charge for running drug money comes back to bite her in the ass.
Netflix released the first trailer today, and you know what? It looks pretty damn fantastic.
Warning: NSFW language and almost NSFW boobs.
Even though I hadn't seen a drop of Orange is the New Black until now, I named it as one or our 10 Most Anticipated Summer Shows based on Kohan's (admittedly short) track record of excellent first seasons. I was a huge fan of the first two seasons of Weeds. But Orange Is the New Black looks even better than I had hoped, so this goes straight to the top of my queue. Kohan really knows how to nail that dramedic female voice.
And for those who want to know, the song in the promo is Rilo Kiley's "A Better Son/Daughter."
Netflix will release the entire first season of Orange is the New Black on July 11.