‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 2 Announced June 28, 2013 News, Orange is the New Black Netflix must really like Orange is the New Black. The streaming service has greenlit the women’s prison comedy from Weeds‘ creator Jenji Kohan for a second season ahead of season one’s July 11th debut. The series is based on a best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, and stars Taylor Schilling as a successful New York socialite whose past relationship with her drug runner ex-girlfriend (Laura Prepon) lands her in prison. “Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal series and we’re eager to get a second season to our viewers,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix in a statement. While Kohan commented, “I am thrilled that Netflix has extended my sentence.” The 13-episode first season of Orange is the New Black is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix (in all territories where the service is available) on Thursday, July 11th at 12:01 AM PDT. Production on season two begins this summer for a 2014 debut. What do you think of Netflix’s early vote of confidence in Orange is the New Black? janie Why till 2014?? Noo I’m addicted already, im done with watching all season 1 n I hate that it ended like that, we need season 2 to come out already!! Sabine Same here!! I love this show, I CAN’T wait!!