Orange Is the New Black also referred to as OITNB is a dramedy TV series created and released in the USA. The creator of the series and author of the original idea is Jenji Kohan. Production matters are carried out by Tilted Productions all together with Lionsgate Television. The plotline is based on the memoir of Piper Kerman’s memoir published in 2010 and entitled Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. In the book, she shares Danbury prison life experience. The series is extremely popular and it’s one of the most watched TV projects on Netflix. Orange is the New Black season 5 release date is highly anticipated by the fans all over the world. Will you watch it in 2017?
Rewards & Nominations
OITNB has got multiple positive reviews from the critics. The show received a ton of different rewards and nominations. Season 1 was awarded 12 Primetime Emmy Award for being an outstanding comedy project with marvelous direction. In 2015, the series genre was officially changed for drama. The project received four Emmy nominations for outstanding drama project and acting. OITNB is the first series that managed to receive both drama and comedy nominations.
Plot and Main Cast
The main character of the show is Piper Chapman (portrayed by Taylor Schilling) – she’s about thirty and lives in NYC. She is imprisoned for fifteen in Litchfield Penitentiary. That’s a federal prison for women with minimal security. The place is fictional. She was accused of dealing with drugs all together with her girlfriend named Alex Vause (portrayed by Laura Prepon).
In prison, Piper reunites with Alex and together they revive their relationship. Piper has to develop her survival skills in prison and learn to overcome multiple hardships. The show depicts Piper’s life 11 years after, that’s why the series is filled with flashbacks of memories from her imprisoned past. The flashbacks also demonstrate the past of inmates and reasons they got imprisoned. Backstories of the characters are developed.
In every new episode, OITNB also demonstrates the way corruption, funding cuts, violent guards and other factors affect health and mental state of the prisoners. The show fully depicts basic abilities of prison to face their ethical obligations. It’s a correction institution filled with numerous troubles and conflicts on different levels.
5th Season Air Date
Orange Is the New Black series’ first season release date is the 11th of July 2013. The fourth season of the show was released on the 17th of June 2016. In February this year, the show was prolonged by Netflix channel for three seasons more, so you’ll certainly be enjoying the in 2017 and 2018! The release date of season 5 is yet to be scheduled. When we get the news, we will share it in our further updates.