Watch Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Trailer (VIDEO)

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Streamer to bow prison drama from ‘Weeds’ creator Jenji Kohan on July 11

Netflix is whetting the appetite for bingers of its next original series this summer — distaff prison drama “Orange Is the New Black,” from “Weeds” creator Jenji Kohan.

Internet streamer, which posted trailer for the gritty skein Thursday, will drop all 13 episodes on July 11 as has been its practice with previous originals including “House of Cards” and the return of “Arrested Development.” Netflix doesn’t disclose viewing numbers, but the company is apparently happy to challenge conventional wisdom in releasing full series in one fell swoop instead of spacing them out on a weekly basis.

Orange Is the New Black” stars Taylor Schilling as a Gothamite who spends a year in federal prison after her relationship with a drug-runner (Laura Prepon) catches up with her. Jason Biggs costars as her fiance.

Series was exec produced by Kohan, who also wrote the first and final episodes of the season. “Orange Is the New Black” was produced by Lionsgate Television for Netflix.

Watch the trailer:

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  1. cowgoyl says:

    Nicely put, chrysophase2003. My sentiments exactly.

  2. Think I’m gonna give this one a miss. I don’t need to be reminded about the prison-industrial complex, abuse which takes place in prisons, deprivation of human rights, and over-reaching drug Czar that ruins people’s lives for utterly arbitrary reasons, giving the common man a reason to exist in lives of quiet fear of ending up a target of an uncaring, broken, corrupt, and all-around heinous system. I can’t imagine who would enjoy this kind of thing, but the notion that it be exploited for entertainment’s sake disgusts me to my core.

    • jasmine braham says:

      as someone who has been to jail and was sentenced, i will be giving this a go. not crazy about the blond white chick angle, but it is what it is. Anywho, strange but true, if your not a total psychopath and you commit a crime and go to jail – it IS the place to reevaluate your life, your thinking and your relationships!

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