For those fans still suffering from "Weeds" withdrawal, relief is just around the corner. Today, Netflix announced the official premiere date of creator Jenji Kohan's follow up series, "Orange Is The New Black."
The new comedy drama, an adaptation of Piper Kerman's memoir of her time in a female prison, is set to premiere Thursday July 11th on the premium streaming service. And, much like "House of Cards" and the forthcoming "Arrested Development," the series will make all 13 episodes available to subscribers at once.
"Orange Is The New Black" stars Taylor Schilling ("Atlas Shrugged: Part I") as Piper, who finds herself in a federal penitentiary thanks to an old relationship with a drug runner. Piper is the proverbial fish out of water, ill equipped to deal with her new and unfamiliar environment. Joining Schilling are co-stars Laura Prepon ("That '70s Show") as Piper's former drug runner and Jason Biggs as her fiance.
"With 'Orange Is the New Black,' Jenji Kohan has created a dramatic yet deeply funny world populated with unforgettable characters and no-holds-barred humor set against the backdrop of a women’s prison," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "Jenji is one of the most fearless voices in television and we are proud to share her uncompromising vision with Netflix members."
Will you be tuning in?