Orange is the New Black May Get a Sequel

‘s upcoming seventh season might be its last, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the end of the road, as Lionsgate TV is already in discussions for a sequel. Season 6 totally shook up Orange is the New Black‘s status quo, with the minimum-security part of Litchfield prison shut down in the wake of a riot and its former inmates divided up – many of them landing in the neighboring maximum-security facility.

By the end of season 6, Orange is the New Black‘s original protagonist Piper Chapman was finally released from prison, while fan-favorite character Taystee was wrongfully convicted of the murder of a prison guard. There were also some plot threads left in the air – like Lorna going into labor prematurely – that will have to wait until season 7 to be resolved. Meanwhile, characters like Yoga Jones, Maritza and Norma have been absent since the season 5 finale, and we still don’t know where they ended up.

During an earnings call with reporters, Lionsgate TV (the studio that produces Orange is the New Black) reaffirmed that season 7 will end the show, but also offered a tantalizing hint about a future story. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs said, “We’re already in discussions and, when the timing is right, we’ll talk further with [show creator] Jenji [Kohan] about a potential sequel.” THR adds that these talks aren’t new, and that sources say Kohan has been discussing a sequel with Lionsgate “for some time.”

Though it’s one of the earliest and longest-running “Netflix Originals,” Orange is the New Black is actually owned by Lionsgate TV and licensed by Netflix, so a sequel (whether in the form of a spinoff series or a movie) wouldn’t necessarily have to land on Netflix. However, Kohan signed an overall deal with Netflix last year to produce original TV series (like her wrestling comedy-drama GLOW), so for the time being she’s got her hands full. In any case, a sequel to Orange is the New Black is unlikely to enter active development before season 7 arrives next year, and may well be dependent on whether the audience appetite is there once the series ends.

As for what the sequel might be about – well, that’s also dependent on what happens in season 7. Since Piper is out of prison, it seems likely that any future storylines would leave her behind – unless Kohan decided to make a show based on Piper Kerman’s life outside of prison, including writing a book about her life behind bars that would eventually be turned into a TV series…

But then again, that might get a little too meta.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Source web :  Screenrant

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