Netflix original Orange Is The New Black is going to come to an end after season seven.
After beginning way back in 2013, the prison-based, female-filled comedy drama will be drawing to a close after its next season, which is set to air in 2019.
The show announced the news on Twitter yesterday (October 17), with a video of the cast expressing their feelings about the finale.
The tweet read:
Warning: This may make you cry. The Final Season, 2019
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018
Dressed in the attire of the minimum-security women’s prison, the cast of the show spoke about what they’d miss about the series.
Kate Mulgrew, who plays Red, said:
I’m going to miss playing and living on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking, original and controversial series of this decade.
While Uzo Aduba, aka ‘Crazy Eyes’, added:
I’m so grateful for the fun times, the knowledge, the friendships, the love, the family that we have created together.
Season seven, you will not be disappointed, it is a season you will not forget.
We’re going to give you everything, and more, that you could have ever wanted.
Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper in the show, has spoken in the past about how grateful she is to have had to opportunity to play the character.
According to Digital Spy, she said:
I’m so grateful to have been able to play this part of Piper. I’m excited to let Piper go and put her to rest beautifully, as I’m sure [creator Jenji Kohan] will do, and let her kind of live on in her own world, when that time comes.
In the video, the cast went on to give their thanks to the dedicated fans, who responded with praise and appreciation of their own.
One person wrote:
thank you for the most iconic tv show ever made. thank you for the laughs, thank you for the tears and thank you for showing us that love can go through it all, even prison. this show will never be forgotten. [sic]
thank you for the most iconic tv show ever made. thank you for the laughs, thank you for the tears and thank you for showing us that love can go through it all, even prison. this show will never be forgotten 🍊♥
— andy 🌹| 13 (@houisfucking) October 17, 2018
The show will certainly be missed!
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