Is the American prison-drama ‘Orange Is The New Black’ gearing up for a spin-off? Speculations about the spin-off started doing rounds soon after the show aired its seventh and final season on Netflix in June 2019.
- Probable mini-series in the pipeline?
- Why fans are demanding a spin-off?
- Everything you need to know about the show so far
Probable mini-series spin-off for ‘Orange Is The New Black’?
Talking about the show, Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Begg has hinted at the possibility of the show having a spin-off or a potential sequel. In addition, the executive producer of OITNB Tara Herrmann did say that the showrunners are entertaining several spin-off ideas. However, that is all it is right now. Just a bunch of ideas, nothing more, nothing less.
It does, however, make sense since ‘Orange Is The New Black’ is one of Netflix’s most-watched series ever! So heading towards a spin-off or a mini-series sounds like just the right kind of idea for the makers to bank upon.
Additionally, Season 7 of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ was also one of the most-watched seasons among all the other pre-existing seasons available on Netflix. Since it is one of Netflix’s highest banked shows, a potential spin-off sounds both viable and highly in-demand.
What makes the show so popular?
Why is the show so highly demanded by fans? If you have no heed about the show’s immense popularity, let me break it down for you. The creator of the series Jenji Kohan has been able to pull-off a spectrum of women-centric stories that highlights an array of women issues in the show.
‘Orange Is The New Black’ is a one-of-its-kind show characterized by a prolific number of women, all together in one narrative and yet having individual stories.
The show has been a massive hit among its multi-generational audience. Due to its highly relatable content and, social and racial inclusivity approach, the show went on to win the hearts of many viewers. Eventually carving a special place in the mind of its audiences, the show wriggled its way up to becoming Netflix’s most-watched series till date.
Now, with such a devoted fandom, viewers have been longing for another season of ‘Orange Is The New Black’. We guess they will even accept a sequel or spin-off.
Everything you need to know about the show
The American prison-drama series is based on Piper Chapman’s memoir about her experience in federal prison for 13 months. She was indicted on charges of felony and money-laundering. Therefore, Piper was sentenced for 15 months to a minimum-security federal correctional prison.
Piper Chapman was seized with a bag full of illegal substances and money for her girlfriend Alex Vause. Her then-girlfriend was an international smuggler of illicit drugs.
‘Orange Is The New Black’ is about her journey from a free person to a convict and her stints in jail. The storyline puts Piper at the centre of the narrative but also starts to loop in the struggles of other female inmates and their heart-wrenching stories as the show proceeds.
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