Watch: Is 'Orange Is The New Black' The Next Netflix Hit? Check Out The New Trailer For The Comedy Series

Television
by Kevin Jagernauth
June 6, 2013 11:33 AM
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While they continue to keep the numbers close to the chest, it's safe to say that Netflix's foray into original programming has been a success thus far. With three new shows under their belt this year -- "House Of Cards," "Hemlock Grove" and of course, the revived "Arrested Development" -- they are looking to keep you hooked to their service, and next month, yet another brand new series is dropping online.

"Orange is the New Black," from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan, will be their next shot at a show Netflix hopes everyone will be talking about, and we have to say, it does look promising. Based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, the series is led by Taylor Schilling who plays a young woman who winds up in prison after getting caught carrying a suitcase of drug money. The show will chronicle her stint in the big house and how she learns to adapt to life in there while clinging to the folks she still has on the outside.

It's a tricky balance of comedy and drama, and while we aren't quite sure at first, as the trailer heads into the second half, it suggests something hopefully unique and rewarding. Jason Biggs and Natasha Lyonne are among the supporting cast and you can check it out starting on July 11th when all 13 episodes land online.

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6 Comments

  • loudrockmusic | June 7, 2013 8:08 PMReply

    Didn't Netflix already try their hand at features? Red Envelope Entertainment.

  • Alexander | June 6, 2013 4:24 PMReply

    I swear to God I just saw Darren Aronofsky playing a prison guard.

  • davod | January 19, 2014 3:40 PM

    me too!!! but i cant find the evidence anywhere!

  • A | June 6, 2013 12:21 PMReply

    Good to see Taylor Schilling could bounce back from "Atlas Shrugged: Part I".

  • Glass | June 6, 2013 12:09 PMReply

    After the whole 'Qwikster' debacle a few years ago, Netflix get on their shit and they're straight up winning right now. Good for them, they're giving people what they want. This looks pretty cool.

  • yer | June 6, 2013 12:45 PM

    I agree, they recovered well from that debacle. I would love to see them get into some more high profile feature films instead of continuing tv series, but I guess that's better for business.

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