‘Orange is the New Black’ Sequel Show Being Considered at Lionsgate

/Film | 11/8/2018 | Ben Pearson
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Orange is the New Black was one of Netflix’s first big original TV hits, but after a disappointing sixth season, the show is coming to an end with season seven. But that may not be the last we see of Piper, Alex, Suzanne, and Taystee.

The chairman of Lionsgate TV Group revealed today that the company is considering a possible Orange is the New Black sequel series. Read more about it below.

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The Hollywood Reporter was on the phone with Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs during an investment earnings call when he explained that the indie studio is “mulling a potential sequel to the series created by Jenji Kohan and starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks.”

The wording in that sentence is somewhat vague: is THR simply describing the current series, or are they saying that a possible sequel would also be created by Kohan and star those four actresses?

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“We’re really proud of the long run that Orange Is the New Black had,” Beggs said. “It remains one of Netflix’s most-watched shows. We’re ending on a high note. Keep in mind we own that series and will be distributing it for years to come. We’re already in discussions and, when the timing is right, we’ll talk further with Jenji about a potential sequel.”

I’m going to assume that all four of those actresses wouldn’t return for a sequel show; a few may pop up in cameos, but to bring all four back would basically be the equivalent of an eighth season of the current series.

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To be clear, a sequel show isn’t officially in the works yet, but “ongoing discussions” between Lionsgate and Kohan have been happening for “a few years,” so it seems likely that it will happen.

Last year, THR spoke to executive producer Tara Herrmann about spin-off ideas...
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