‘Orange Is the New Black’ put Netflix on the map, so is this the time that Netflix puts the show back on the map? Here is everything we know about the possibility ofa reboot with season 8.
Based on Piper Kerman’s 2010 memoir “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison”, the show has had massive critical and commercial success for its strong narrative and intense female characters. It put Netflix on the map as one of the leading producers of television and became the longest-running show on the streaming app. ‘Orange Is The New Black’ reached out to a bigger audience, receiving massive applause and success. Fans were sad to see the show go. But things might be turning around for good with rumours that OITNB season 8 is brewing. Let’s break it down.
- The charm of women in prison: A new age saga
- The many women of ‘Orange Is the New Black’
- ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 8: Is that a possibility?
The charm of women in prison: A new age saga
The loud, dirty, and unapologetic women of the show are what captured the world’s attention when the show premiered. It first arrived on the scene in 2013 and is based around women serving time in prison, and the necessary means they have to succumb in order to survive.
The show opens up with Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) the lead protagonist finding herself sentenced to jail time. Her name is brought up in a criminal trial and she is ultimately convicted of international drug smuggling and has to spend 14 months in jail.
During its seven seasons, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ depicts the life of inmates inside the prison and also uses flashbacks to show their lives before prison. So, who was behind the massive success of the show?
The many women of ‘Orange Is the New Black’
Besides Schilling, the series also stars Uzo Aduba, the breakout star from the show who won a Primetime Emmy for her outstanding performance. Alongside Schilling and Aduba, the show stars Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew, and Taryn Manning.
One of the most critically and commercially successful roles was of Ruby Rose who played the ultra-cool and equally badass Stella and later went on to bag the role of Batwoman for DC Comics in the show ‘Batwoman’. And just like her role in the comedy-drama series, fans regardless of gender, age, and sexuality fell in love with Rose’s portrayal of the lesbian superhero.
And at the heart of the show, these women bring out diverse and female-led stories and illustrate that women-centric stories are compelling enough to draw audiences from all over the world. With everything going for them, can the show be coming back for a season 8?
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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 8: Is that apossibility?
We just can’t stop hoping that this show makes a comeback. It’ll be so much fun to see all of the characters pick up right where season 7 ended; whether it is Nikki being a prison mom, Piper starting a new life or Alex adjusting in her new prison.
Fan-favorite Dale Soules who played Frieda on the show said that she is waiting for the day she’s requested to come back for another season and feels like it is going to happen one way or another.
And even though no official announcement has been made yet, Netflix has been on a roll with reviving old shows for a while now. It makes us wonder, can this year of reboots shine some light on ‘Orange Is the New Black’, too?
Here is us waiting and hoping for some good news. Do you think the show could make a comeback? Or should Netflix let ‘Orange Is the New Balck’ be? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!