Orange Is the New Black

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Orange Is the New Black
GenreComedy-drama
Created bySeries:
Jenji Kohan
Liz Friedman
Novel:
Piper Kerman
Written byJenji Kohan
StarringTaylor Schilling
Jason Biggs
Laura Prepon
Kate Mulgrew
Michael Harney
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Jenji Kohan
Liz Friedman
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Lionsgate Television
DistributorNetflix
Broadcast
Original channelNetflix
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
 
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Orange Is the New Black
GenreComedy-drama
Created bySeries:
Jenji Kohan
Liz Friedman
Novel:
Piper Kerman
Written byJenji Kohan
StarringTaylor Schilling
Jason Biggs
Laura Prepon
Kate Mulgrew
Michael Harney
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Jenji Kohan
Liz Friedman
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Lionsgate Television
DistributorNetflix
Broadcast
Original channelNetflix
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1

Orange Is the New Black is a Netflix original comedy series, created by Jenji Kohan, Liz Friedman and will be produced by Lionsgate Television. It is based on Piper Kerman's memoir Orange Is The New Black: My Year In a Women's Prison.[1] The series will star Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew and Michael Harney.

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Cast

Main cast

Recurring

Production

Development

In July 2011, it was announced that Lionsgate Television and Netflix were in negotiations about adding Orange Is The New Black, based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, to Netflix Originals lineup.[1] It was then later reported that Netflix finalized a deal for a 13-episode straight-to-series order to Orange Is The New Black.[2] The series was developed and executive produced by Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman, with production beginning on the first season in fall 2012.[3]

Casting

Casting announcements began in August 2012, with Taylor Schilling first cast in the lead role of Piper Kerman.[4] Next to join the series was Jason Biggs as Piper's fiance Larry Bloom.[5] Laura Prepon and Yael Stone were next to join the series, with Prepon in the role of Alex, Piper Kerman's ex-girlfriend and drug dealer; and Stone in the recurring role of Rosemarie Perrone, a fellow inmate.[6] Kate Mulgrew later joined the series as Galina 'Red' Reznikov, a woman who runs the prison kitchen and serves as a mother figure for her fellow inmates.[7] Michael Harney was the next series regular to join the series as Piper's counselor, Mr. Butorsky. More recurring casting followed, with Natasha Lyonne as Nicky, Pablo Schreiber as Pornstach and Lin Tucci as Anita DeMarco.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b Netflix Eyeing Second Original Series – Comedy From Weeds Creator Jenji Kohan
  2. ^ Netflix, Lionsgate TV Closing Deal For Jenji Kohan's 'Orange Is The New Black' Comedy
  3. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, March 15". TheFutonCritic. September 30, 2012. http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2012/03/15/development-update-thursday-march-15-535212/9666/. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 30, 2012). "Taylor Schilling To Star In Jenji Kohan’s Netflix Series ‘Orange Is The New Black’". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/taylor-schilling-to-star-in-jenji-kohans-netflix-series-orange-is-the-new-black/. Retrieved Auguest 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (September 12, 2012). "Jason Biggs to Co-Star in Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' (Exclusive)". .hollywoodreporter.com. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jason-biggs-netflix-orange-new-black-jenji-kohan-weeds-369610. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ Amdreeva, Nellie (September 17, 2012). "Duo Cast In Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black', Don Stark Upped On VH's 'Bounce'". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2012/09/duo-cast-in-netflixs-orange-is-the-new-black-don-stark-upped-on-vhs-bounce/. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (September 27, 2012). "'Star Trek: Voyager' Kate Mulgrew joins 'Orange Is the New Black'". DigitalSpy.com. http://www.digitalspy.com.au/ustv/news/a408683/star-trek-voyager-kate-mulgrew-joins-orange-is-the-new-black.html. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 7, 2012). "'Weeds' Alums Join Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/orange-new-black-jenji-kohan-weeds-natasha-lyonne-pablo-schreiber-376834. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 

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