Orange Is The New Black is cancelled on Netflix with Season 7 confirmed as the show’s last, but a spinoff is already in the works.
Per THR, Lionsgate TV is in discussions for a potential sequel or spinoff series:
Producers Lionsgate Television are already mulling how the prison dramedy can continue beyond that.
Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs told reporters Thursday that the independent studio is mulling a potential sequel to the series created by Jenji Kohan and starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks.
“We’re really proud of the long run that Orange Is the New Black had. It remains one of Netflix’s most-watched shows. We’re ending on a high note. Keep in mind we own that series and will be distributing it for years to come. We’re already in discussions and, when the timing is right, we’ll talk further with Jenji about a potential sequel,” Beggs said during the earnings call.
Sources close to Lionsgate TV say that the studio and Kohan have had ongoing discussions about a potential follow-up to Orange Is the New Black for some time but cautioned nothing is immediately in the works.
What do you say? Should the cancellation of OITNB be the last word on the series, or would you welcome a sequel or spinoff show? Watch this space…