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Netflix comedy Orange Is The New Black gets third season

Published on May 6, 2014 6:28 AM
(Left to right) Executive producer and creator Jenji Kohan with actors Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon on stage at The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring Orange Is The New Black at Dolby Theatre on March 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Netflix Inc confirmed on Monday its dark comedy Orange Is The New Black has been renewed for a third season after one of the show’s stars announced the news on social media.

Actress Laura Prepon, who plays incarcerated drug smuggler Alex Vause in the online streaming platform’s original series following inmates at a women’s prison, posted “It’s official!! Season 3!!” with a picture on Instagram.

The news comes ahead of the second season of the raunchy series, adapted from Piper Kerman’s biography of her experiences while jailed at a women’s prison, which will debut with the release of all 13 episodes on June 6.

The show, which premiered on Netflix last summer and became a hit among audiences and critics, features a diverse cast led by actress Taylor Schilling, who plays a version of author Kerman. Schilling was nominated for an Emmy last year.

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