Orange is the new Black

Orange is the New Black, the quite unique Netflix original dark comedy, starring Taylor Schilling, is getting a request from Netflix for more, more, more. The streaming media service has has renewed Orange Is the New Black, for a second season just a few weeks ahead of the series’ premier. Woo!

I have to say I’m looking forward to July 11th. That’s when season one ignites on Netflix. The renewal request means that 13 more episodes of the Lionsgate TV production will be coming our way in the future, THR confirms.

Orange is the New Black comes from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir. Schilling plays a character called Piper Chapman, who lands “behind bars after her decade-old personal and business relationship with drug runner Alex [acted by Laura Prepon] comes to light.”

Also in the cast are Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew and Pablo Schreiber.

Season one, also 13-episodes long, will debut in all territories where Netflix is available, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics on July 11.

Netflix has also asked for a second season of Hemlock Grove from producer Eli Roth. Production going on now for season two of political thriller, House of Cards.

Taylor Schilling was the lead in 2012’s The Lucky One opposite Zac Efron and Jason Biggs of American Pie fame plays her on-screen fiance Larry Bloom.

Of Alysia Reiner, we hear she’ll bring to life Fig, the penitentiary’s assistant warden. Taryn Manning is in the recurring role of Tiffany Doggett, “a born-again Evangelical with underlying anger issues who doesn’t mix well with others.” Kate Mulgrew of Star Trek: Voyager and The Black Donnellys will play “Red” a wisened woman who runs the prison kitchen. She’s described as a mother figure to her fellow inmates.