The seventh season of the Netflix hit TV show Orange is the New Black will be its last. The ensemble cast confirmed in a video today that the prison drama is ending in 2019.
Orange is the New Black, along with House of Cards, was one of Netflix’s first original shows. Created by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, the show is based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, who like main character Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), was locked up in a women’s prison.
Warning: This may make you cry. The Final Season, 2019. #OITNB pic.twitter.com/bUp2yY0aoK
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018
“After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison,” Kohan said in a statement (via Refinery29). “I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with,” Kohan said in a statement of the end of the series. “My heart is orange but… fade to black.”
Orange is the New Black premiered in 2013, with new seasons airing on a yearly basis. The final season will debut sometime in 2019.
In addition to Schilling, the show stars Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Natasha Lyonne, and Kate Mulgrew.