Netflix cancels 'Orange Is The New Black'

Brenda Watkins
October 18, 2018

In an emotional video posted on Twitter, "Orange Is the New Black" stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon and Uzo Aduba, along with other cast members, reminisced about their seven-season run on the groundbreaking series.

They then individually recounted what it had meant to work on the show, with Uzo Aduba (Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren) saying: "I'm so grateful for the fun times, the knowledge, the friendships, the love, the family that we have created together".

Taryn Manning called the show "an fantastic journey, an wonderful experience"; Dascha Polanco called it "a hell of a ride"; while Selenis Leyva said what she will miss most after seven seasons 'is you - the fans'. It is a season you will not forget and we're going to give you everything and more that you could have ever wanted'. 'Thank you so much for all of your support'.

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Jacobson does Grover, Bert and Guy Smiley for Sesame Street and Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy for Disney's Muppets . Spinney explained during to The New York Times that his fading health was the impetus for leaving the show.

Orange is the New Black's upcoming seventh season will be its last. "This show has been apart of my life for 7 yrs! I love our whole TV show".

"I haven't made a final decision yet, but I'm leaning toward ending it after seven", creator Jenji Kohan told The New York Times in June, adding that the series could always carry on with new characters given its women's prison premise. It's also garnered a number of accolades, including four Emmys Awards and 16 total nominations. The series was an early hit for Netflix when the streaming service began showing original programming.

The seventh season should be an interesting one for viewers, who watched - SPOILER ALERT - Piper get out of prison in the season six finale. "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.

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