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Fans of Netflix and Lionsgate prison comedy-drama Orange Is The New Black, will be thrilled to hear the series has been renewed for three more seasons – taking the show up to seven seasons.

Originally based on Piper Kerman‘s best-selling memoir of the same name and created and executive produced by Jenji Kohan, the award-winning Orange Is The New Black has been praised for its diversity and mostly female cast.

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The cast features, Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Samira Wiley, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore and Elizabeth Rodriguez, along with Michael Harney and Nick Sandow.

Kohan, who has committed to continue in her current roles for the new seasons, said: “Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. 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 honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!”

Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, said: “Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of Orange is the New Black, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them.”

Orange Is The New Black Season four will premiere on Netflix on Friday, 17th June 2016.