Orange Is the New Black is officially saying goodbye to Litchfield.
The forthcoming 7th season of the Jenji Kohan-created prison dramedy will be its last. The final episodes will debut in 2019.
After spending six years in the minimum and maximum security prisons of Litchfield Penitentiary, OITNB delivered a game-changing finale at the end of season six. The series set the stage for its final run when its central character, inmate Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), was released early. That allowed season seven to follow her life outside the show’s central core of inmates for the first time since season one.
Both Schilling and co-star Laura Prepon told The Hollywood Reporter that they were both already preparing for the end of the show.
“As an actor getting ready to say goodbye to a role that I’ve lived with for six years, it’s very poignant,” Schilling said before heading back into production on season seven. “It’s a very kind of surreal time. It’s as surreal as it was when the thing came out of the gate and was so powerful those first few seasons. It’s equally as surreal now to be ending it all. The endgame is there. As of now, season seven is our last season. So, the endgame is clear. … I don’t know if I can say that I’m prepared for the end, but I’ve been doing this for a long time and I know that there’s always going to be more after that. It will just be different. Orange is its own special thing, just like That ’70s Show was, and I’m so happy that I get to be a part of it.”, says Prepon.
The announcement on Wednesday came with a video message from the cast.
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