Netflix keeps on coming with its original series -- and the next one in the queue is based on a book: "Orange Is The New Black."
Set to premiere on July 11 at 12:01 PDT in all Netflix-available countries, the comedic drama stars Taylor Schilling ("The Lucky One," "Argo") as Piper Chapman, an engaged Brooklynite whose long-term relationship with a drug-runner (Laura Prepon, "That 70's Show") results in her arrest and placement in a women's prison.
To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she's forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series’ diverse ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew ("Star Trek: Voyager"), Natasha Lyonne ("American Pie"), Pablo Schreiber ("Law And Order: SVU," "Weeds") Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning ("Hawaii Five-O," "Sons Of Anarchy").
The show is created by Jenji Kohan, the woman behind long-running series "Weeds."
“Orange Is The New Black” is also executive-produced by Kohan, who wrote the first and final episodes of the season.
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Arrival At Jail
Taylor Schilling (front), Vicky Jeudy (back left) and Dascha Polanco.
Co-Star Jason Biggs
Jason Biggs and Taylor Schilling
In The Cafeteria
In the Cafeteria Lineup
Danielle Brooks, Taylor Schilling, Vicky Jeudy and Samira Wiley
Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Madeline Brewer and Laura Prepon
Catherine Curtain and Taylor Schilling
Co-Star Laverne Cox
Co-Star Natasha Lyonne