Less than a month after announcing that the upcoming seventh season of Orange Is the New Black would be its final run, producers Lionsgate Television are already mulling how the prison dramedy can continue beyond that.
Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs on Thursday told reporters that the independent studio is mulling a potential sequel to the series created by Jenji Kohan and starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks.
“We’re really proud of the long run that Orange Is the New Black had,” the exec said during an earnings call. “It remains one of Netflix’s most-watched shows. We’re ending on a high note. Keep in mind we own that series and will be distributing it for years to come. We’re already in discussions and, when the timing is right, we’ll talk further with Jenji about a potential sequel.”