Netflix orders three more seasons of ‘Orange Is The New Black’

And creator Jenji Kohan will continue to steer the series as showrunner

Netflix has commissioned a further three seasons of Orange Is The New Black.

Season four of the prison-based comedy-drama will launch on the streaming service in June, and Netflix announced today (February 5) that seasons five, six and seven will follow over the next three years.

The show’s creator Jenji Kohan will continue as showrunner for seasons five, six and seven, Netflix also confirmed in its announcement today.

“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things,” Kohan said of the show’s renewal. “In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures.”

“Here’s to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you’re welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers… with whom I have the pride and honour of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!” she added.

Season four of the prison-based comedy-drama will launch in all territories on June 17, with all main cast members reprising their roles from previous seaons. Watch the first teaser for the new season here.