TV Show directory - Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jenji Kohan for Netflix. The series is based on the memoir of Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison. OITNB is produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television and premiered on Netflix in summer 2013 and ran for seven seasons, concluding in summer 2019.

The series is based on Piper Kerman’s experience incarcerated at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal prison. In OITNB, Piper is sentenced to spend time in prison for her involvement in drug transportation operations some 10 years earlier. She adjusts to life behind bars and, alongside Piper, we meet and forge relationships with the eccentric and emotive individuals that she is now spending a part of her life with.

OITNB has enjoyed enormous success with viewers and critics alike during its run, and is Netflix’s most-watched and longest-running original series. During its run the series has been lauded by critical bodies, being nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards and Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and winning four, six nominations at the Golden Globe Awards, five wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and three wins, as well as much more recognition in the US and internationally.

The ensemble has achieved much praise, and the cast includes Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Michelle Hurst, Kate Mulgrew, Jason Biggs, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks. Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Selenis Leyva, Adrienne C. Moore, Dascha Polanco, Nick Sandow, Yael Stone, Samira Wiley, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Jessica Pimentel, Laura Gómez, Matt Peters, Dale Soules, Alysia Reiner and more.

Production Company: Lionsgate Television, Tilted Productions

Year of Publication: 2013

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