To all of the Orange Is the New Black fans out there — get ready to freak out! Netflix announced on Friday that the prison-set comedy drama has been renewed for three more seasons, making that a total of seven seasons. This is HUGE, especially considering that the streaming service has never done anything like this before. Variety even deemed it "the longest commitment for any TV series in recent memory."
The news comes just days after the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards, where OITNB won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the second time. Actress Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne Warren, a.k.a. Crazy Eyes, also raked in another SAG award for Best Actress in a Comedy that night. This is proof that this show is still on fire and clearly one of the foundations of Netflix's growing success.
While we don't know which of the show's main characters will remain or how their story lines will be affected by the extended renewal, we're still hyped! How could we not be? Now we can look forward to binge-watching OITNB for an additional three seasons. And that doesn't include the series' season four which debuts on June 17. We're talking about seasons five, six, and seven. That's three more years of awesomeness!
"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," said series creator and showrunner Jenji Kohan in a statement. "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!"
It looks like we'll be doing a lot more "Netflix and Chilling" for the next few years. We can hardly contain ourselves right now. Here are the feels we've experienced since discovering Orange Is the New Black is going to be around for a while!
Did someone just say Orange Is the New Black is being renewed for not one, not two, but three additional seasons?
This can't be real
We can hardly wrap our heads around this.
So this is really happening?
We're about to break out the happy dance right now.
This is it
Our lives are officially complete.
Still can't believe it.
Time to get a sexy "Netflix and Chill" buddy.
Sorry we can't hang, we have to watch OITNB.
And more binge-eating
For the next three years.
If someone asks us to hang . . .
We have no choice but to decline.
Our girl squad will have to wait
Because nothing else matters right now.
If the bae wants to see us
They'll have to join us in bed because we're not getting up anytime soon.
There will be judgers
But we'll put them in their place — quick!
Because at the end of the day
We got this!