The inmates of "Orange Is the New Black" can begin to cross the days in their prison calendars: Netflix's popular success will end after season 7, which will be released next summer.
In a short video released on Wednesday, cast members, including Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba and Kate Mulgrew, announced the bittersweet news, expressing alternately how much they have enjoyed doing the show and how much they will miss it, their colleagues and the fanatics
"OITNB", which tells the stories of women serving sentences in Litchfield prison, was one of Netflix's first series, along with "House of Cards", which helped put the broadcast service on the map as a place for quality programming. "House" is also ending, opening its final season on November 2.
In a separate statement from the video, the creator of "OITNB", Jenji Kohan, commented on the decision to conclude after next season, as expected: "After seven seasons, it's time to get out of jail. to all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we've worked with. My heart is orange but it fades to black. "
In the video, the actors express a range of feelings.
"I will miss playing and living on the edge of one of the most innovative, original and controversial series of this decade," says Mulgrew, who plays Galina "Red" Reznikov.
Danielle Brooks, who plays Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson, expressed her gratitude in a series of tweets, including one that thanks fans. "You are all the most loyal and LOVING fans that a girl could NEVER ask for, they all supported me when I wanted to give up … Thanks!"
Aduba, who won two Emmys for her portrayal of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, expresses her thanks in the video.
"I am very grateful for the fun, the knowledge, the friendships, the love, the family that we have created together," he says.
But "OITNB" has not ended for long, he adds. "Season 7. You will not be disappointed, it's a season you'll never forget and we'll give you everything and more than you could have wanted," he says. "Thank you thank you thank you."
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