Netflix Picks Up Second Season of Series Before Its First Season Debuts THR

Weeks before it is set to debut its freshman season on Netflix, the streaming service has picked up a second season of the comedy series "Orange Is the New Black," The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports.

Netflix asked for 13 additional episodes in a second season from Lionsgate TV. The project is from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan, and is based on a memoir from Piper Kerman.

The cast includes Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs and Kate Mulgrew.

The first season will debut July 11.