Netflix’s wildly successful “Orange Is the New Black” is scheduled to wrap with its current seventh season, but Deadline reports that a possible sequel is under consideration at Lionsgate TV.
“Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs told reporters Thursday that the studio is evaluating ways to continue the series, created by Jenji Kohan,” the story reports.
Beggs is quoted saying during today’s earnings call: “We’re already in discussions and, when the timing is right, we’ll talk further with Jenji about a potential sequel.”
“Orange’s” cancellation was announced last month, with Netflix Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland saying the Emmy-winning series was “too good to last forever.”
Deadline adds: “Kohan is now under a multi-year deal with the streaming service. When Netflix announced that ‘Orange’ would fade to black, she issued a statement, joking, ‘after seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison.’”