Orange Is the New Black is coming to an end.
The cast of the Emmy-winning series broke the news via social media Wednesday, confirming that the upcoming seventh season will be the last. The video included appearances by actresses Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Danielle Brooks, Adrienne C. Moore, and, Uzo Aduba, who played fan-favorite Crazy Eyes.
“I am so grateful for the fun times, the knowledge, the friendships, the love, the family that we have created together,” Aduba said in the clip. “Season 7, you will not be disappointed. It is a season you will not forget, and we're going to give you everything and more that you could've ever wanted. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
OITNB, which was created by Jenji Kohan, debuted in the summer of 2013, marking Netflix’s second original series. The dramedy was originally set in Litchfield Penitentiary, a minimum-security women’s federal prison in New York; but in season 6, audiences followed a number of main characters to Litchfield's maximum-security sister prison. The series was widely praised for its irreverent and comedic portrayal of prison life, while addressing issues such as race, sexuality, class, and the criminal justice system.
“After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison,” Kohan told Deadline. “I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black.”
OITNB’s final episodes will air in 2019.