The seventh season of Orange is the New Black is available on Netflix from Friday, July 26, and according to the official synopsis, the ladies of Litchfield come to terms with the fact that prison has changed them forever. Piper struggles with life on the outside, while Max, as corrupt and unfair as ever, continues without her.

Taystee’s friendship with Cindy is still on the line as her sentence looms, Gloria and her kitchen staff face the harsh truth of Polycon’s new source of profit, while others chase drugs or dreams and face reality. of his place in this world.

However, this will be the last installment in the series created by Jenji Leslie Kohan. “ Seven seasons later, the time has come to get out of jail. I will miss all the tough girls in Litchfield and the amazing team we’ve worked with. My heart is orange and it melts to black , “Kohan said in a statement last year.

For her part, Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content , Cindy Holland, said: “ During the production of Season 1, everyone involved in Orange Is The New Black felt we knew a special secret that we couldn’t wait to share with the rest of the world. world. Since then, we’ve laughed, cried, enraged, and roared with the women of Litchfield, and every moment spent with them felt like borrowed time too good, forever… We’re sad to say goodbye, but we will definitely close on top ”.

Production on the final season of Orange is the New Black , a drama that premiered in July 2012 and garnered six Golden Globe Award nominations and four Emmy nominations, wrapped in late February. At the time, actress Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman, wrote, “ My heart is full and aching and so full of gratitude, I’m a little lightheaded. These extraordinary people have changed me forever. Privilege of a lifetime ”.

Jenji Kohan shared on Instagram an image of the entire final cast on the set in New York, which was accompanied by the following phrase, ” this is an Orange is the New Black family .”

Before last season’s announcement, the creator spoke to The New York Times about the end of the prison series. ” I haven’t made a final decision yet, but I’m leaning toward the end in season seven, even though the nature of the show is that it can go on and on as it can bring new people to prison .”

Will “Orange Is The New Black” Have A Spin – Off ?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs said during an earnings call that he had discussions with creator Jenji Kohan about creating another series.

” We are really proud of the long history Orange is the New Black had, ” said Beggs. “_It continues to be one of the most watched shows on Netflix . We are ending on a high note. Please note that we are the owners of that series and will distribute it for years to come. We are already in talks and, when the time is right, we will talk more with Jenji about a possible sequel . ”

If a spin-off of Orange is the New Black were to be made it would likely feature an entirely new cast of characters, perhaps with a few crossovers.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year, producer Tara Herrmann shared some of the spin-off ideas that had come up, including a Broadway production or a deep dive into the lives of Piper, Larry (Jason Biggs), and his now-wife Polly. (Maria Dizzia).