Orange is the New Black follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary.
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 is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates.
Netflix will premiere the drama on Thursday, 11th July 2013. All thirteen one-hour episodes in the series will be available at launch.
With ‘Orange is the New Black’, Jenji Kohan has created a dramatic yet deeply funny world populated with unforgettable characters and no-holds-barred humour set against the backdrop of a women’s prison. Jenji is one of the most fearless voices in television and we are proud to share her uncompromising vision with Netflix members. – Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix.
Other cast in the series include Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television for Netflix.