Netflix Sets July 11 Bow for ‘Orange is the New Black’

Netcaster primes original series pipeline with Jenji Kohan prison dramedy

Netflix has set July 11 as the launch date for its original dramedy “Orange is the New Black,” from “Weeds” creator Jenji Kohan.

The Netcaster said it will make all 13 segs of the hourlong Lionsgate TV series available as of 12:01 a.m. PT.

“Orange” adds to the Netflix originals pipeline stoked so far this year by “House of Cards” and “Hemlock Grove.” The long-awaited return of “Arrested Development,” which had a starry premiere bash at the Chinese Theater on Monday night, lands May 26.

“Orange” stars Taylor Schilling as a Gothamite who gives up her comfortable life when she goes to prison because of her past association with a drug-runner, played by Laura Prepon.

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