Netflix seems to think its show Orange is the New Black is already a hit, which is interesting, considering it hasn’t even been made available on Netflix yet. The show is scheduled to debut with 13 episodes on Netflix on July 11th.
Earlier this week, the show had its big start-studded red carpet premiere. Now, Netflix has officially announced that it is renewing the show for another season. Season 2 will debut in 2014. Production begins this summer.
“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal series and we’re eager to get a second season to our viewers,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.”
“I am thrilled that Netflix has extended my sentence,” said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan.
“We’re enormously proud of the brilliant work of Jenji, the cast and the entire production team,” said Kevin Beggs, president, Lionsgate Television Group, “and we’re delighted about this early second season renewal. Netflix has been a great partner on this series and we look forward to our continuing collaboration.”
This is an interesting move from Netflix, which is known for making decisions based on data. It was only last week that Netflix announced it would renew Hemlock Grove, well after viewers had time to watch the whole series. House of Cards was initially set to have at least two seasons. The second is currently filming.