Prepare yourselves for yet another year in Litchfield. ‘Orange Is the New Black’ will be back with a new season, but Piper Chapman will no longer be a part. Who will be the new lead? Let’s find out.
‘Orange Is the New Black‘ went out with a fitting send-off after completing 7 seasons. During its tenure, and even today, the show remains one of Netflix’s most-watched shows. The popularity of the show has tempted the creators into renewing it for another season. This time “orange” will not be the only new thing in Litchfield, but there will be a new lead as well.
- The hype around OITNB
- Fans demand another season of OITNB
- What we know about OITNB season 8
The hype around Orange Is The New Black
Netflix’s prison drama ‘Orange Is the New Black’ created a landmark with its powerful premise. The series is inspired from Piper Kerman’s prison memoir novel of the same name. Taking after the novel, the show follows Piper Chapman providing an insight into the experiences of Chapman and other inmates of the Litchfield Penitentiary. Unlike Kerman’s novel, the show broadens its horizon in dealing with the stories of the federal inmates of a women’s prison coming from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economical backgrounds. ‘Orange Is the New Black’ is a detailed account of what goes on behind the closed doors of American prisons.
Since its first appearance, many have critically acclaimed the Netflix prison drama. ‘Orange Is the New Black’ has bagged 4 Emmys and has been nominated for the Golden Globe Awards on more than one occasion. Taylor Schilling had been nominated for the Best Actress in television category at the Golden Globes. The American Film Institute also placed the show among the “Top 10 TV Programs of the Year” in 2013.
Fans demand another season of OITNB
Although ‘Orange Is the New Black’ ended on a perfect note, the fans of the show feel it’s too soon to let it go. For 7 seasons, the show had kept us caught up in waves of companionship, drama, delight, and heartbreaks. A fan pointed out the satisfying end of the show on Reddit. He wrote, “Hope for those trapped in continual tragedy. Sad endings for those who could not endure. Joy for those able and lucky enough to overcome. So satisfying”.
Fans of the show have already begun anticipating reunions, films, and reboots for the Netflix series. One of them wrote, “I hope 5-10 years down the line we get a reunion movie that gives Taystee justice. I know this isn’t necessarily a realistic outcome, but … eh, that’s what I want”. This was corroborated by another fan in a comment, “I fully expect this to happen in a few years based on that ending. Easy money for Netflix”.
What we know about Orange Is The New Black season 8
Saying goodbye to ‘Orange Is the New Black’ has been one of the hardest tasks for viewers and cast members alike. Laura Prepon who plays the love interest of Piper Chapman in the show has been open about her emotional farewell to the show.
She told “The Hollywood Reporter”, “This show has been one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had in my career. Being a part of this cast, portraying Alex. You can’t really think about it in terms of, ‘Where do you go from here?’ I’ll take all of it with me and it will inform the next project I do, but I don’t take it for granted”.
The departure of the iconic Netflix show might have left us devastated, but the cast members are still optimistic about a spin-off. Turns out that it might not be goodbye yet for the ladies in the orange suits. Beth Dover told “Metro”, “Life goes on for these women behind bars. Some will stay behind bars, some will get out and have to deal with what that means. All of these characters will have many other things happen to them throughout the years, so yeah, I think that [a spin-off] would be an incredible thing. Or even if it was a movie, who knows. I have no say in any of that, but I think fans would like it. I’m sure it would be a really amazing thing to do”.
That being said, there’s definitely hope for season 8 of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ or maybe even a spin-off. The story of Piper Chapman has ended, but new stories and new leads are still to be discovered. Believe it or not, the sentence is not yet over!
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