Netflix Renews ‘Orange is the New Black’ Before Premiere

Comedic Drama from Jenji Kohan to Get Second Season in 2014 6/28/2013 5:07 AM Eastern
Two weeks before its premiere, Netflix has renewed original series Orange is the New Black for a second season.
The comedic drama from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan will return with new episodes in 2014. Its first season,which follows an engaged Brooklynite serving a 15-month sentence in federal women’s prison, premieres its 13 episodes on Netflix Thursday, July 11 at 12:01 a.m. (PT).
“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal series and we’re eager to get a second season to our viewers,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix.
Orange is the New Black is executive-produced by Kohan and produced by Lionsgate Television. It is Netflix’s fourth original series following House of Cards, Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development.