The cat is out of the hat. And by that, we mean that the release date for Season 8 Orange Is The New Black has been officially announced. Jodie Foster, the director of the series broke the news to an entertainment website.
- What happened in Season 7?
- Release date and plot revealed for Season 8?
- What makes the show so popular?
What happened in Season 7?
Before we proceed, let’s discuss what happened in Season 7 and where it ended. We will also be sharing the plot for season 8 so stay tuned.
In the previous season of Orange Is The New Black, we witness Piper Chapman’s journey as a conflicted woman who struggles hard to separate her former life as an inmate to her present life as a free being. Season 7 largely orbits around the agony of a freed prisoner, Piper, who is trying every bit to pull her life back together and on-track, post-prison.
We know, from the previous seasons that Piper, during her tenure in the jail, fell in love with another cell inmate Alex Vause. In Season 6 Episode 13 the two exchange vows of a lifetime an hour earlier to Piper’s release.
Things start to get messy in Season 7, when Piper has to leave Alex behind and start off a new life, without her. As a last piece of advice to her lover, Alex comforts and suggests Piper that she finds companionship outside of the jail.
Things turn awry and askew when Alex engages herself in an intricate relationship with the guard of the prison Artesian McCullough. The relationship that started with intimidation and blackmailing slowly advances to the far-reaching sale of drugs, mobile phones and molestation.
At the end of Season 7, Alex is transferred to a new jail in Ohio. Citing this, Piper firms up her mind of moving to Ohio, start afresh life and stay closer to Alex. But what happens next, the makers have largely kept that for Season 8.
What Happens in Orange Is The New Black Season 8?
So far, we’ve learnt that Alex is still serving her term as an inmate in a prison in Ohio. In order to stay close to Alex, Piper shifts to Ohio. However, life always has separate plans for all of us. And that is exactly what happens with Piper. After her stint in the jail, Piper allows herself to go through a series of self-introspection. She realizes she no longer can delve into her past and multiply on her miseries. That’s when Piper Chapman decides to engage herself into active advocacy and criminal-justice reforms.
Throughout the series, it is shown how various forms of guard barbarism, overcrowding, privatization of jails, funding reductions, extortion, and racial bigotry (among other issues), affect the prisoners’ safety, health and welfare.
Orange Is The New Black Season 8 Release Date
The official date of release for Orange Is The New Black has been affixed for a June 2020 release on Netflix. The cast and crew of OISTNB are excited to take this journey with Season 8 for their fans. Orange Is The New Black enjoys a huge fan-following. Previously, we had heard that the show will come to an end after season 7 but owing to the show’s popularity, it was renewed for another season.
Will OISTNB have a season 9? Well, that solely depends on the viewer’s appreciations and critics acclaim. If the show gets good ratings on its platform, OISTNB might even be renewed for Season 9. Until then, fans hope their favourite series of black-comedy on Netflix never draws its curtains on the rupturing show.
What makes the show so popular?
Orange Is The New Black is Netflix’s officially most-watched series of all times. Jeni Kohan, the creator, has been able to curate a series that doesn’t reflect anything else on television right now. The number of women the show has is astounding and incredible. Each woman has a story to tell and each story is different in an authentic way.
The manner in which each woman is envisaged is extraordinary and unique. The show projects an array of women belonging to a different race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation – all on a single show. It would be hard-pressed to think of any other show on television right now that presents that type of scope with a female-centric theme.