Orange Is The New Black, a Netflix Original, Gets a July 11th Launch DateBy: Josh Wolford - April 30, 2013
We’ve got another premiere date for a Netflix original series to report. This one is for the company’s new dramedy Orange is the New Black, starring Taylor Schilling, That 70’s Show‘s Laura Prepon and Jason Biggs.
The show will launch on July 11th at 12:01 am PT in all Netflix markets. As is customary with Netflix original series, all 13 episodes will be available at launch. Here’s Netflix’s synopsis of the series:
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 fiance 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. The series’ diverse ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.
Orange is the New Black comes to you from Jenji Kohan, who you may know as the creator of Showtime’s hit comedy Weeds.
This series will be Netflix’s fourth major original series to drop (Lilyhammer, House of Cards, and Hemlock Grove). Before OITNB launches in July, Netflix subscribers will ge to enjoy a Netflix exclusive – season 4 of Arrested Development, set to premiere on May 26th.