We’re still about a month away from the second season premiere of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, but the show has already been renewed for a third season. The announcement isn’t that much of a surprise considering how quickly the streaming show has been folded into the zeitgeist; even President Barack Obama referenced it during his stand-up routine at the White House Correspondents dinner. No, what’s more surprising is the way that the show decided to deliver the news to its growing legions of fans. Hit the jump to find out how they did it and for more on the season three renewal.
Orange Is the New Black, starring Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone, and Lorraine Toussaint, arrives on Netflix with all 13 episodes of season two being made available on June 6th.
The official announcement of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black season 3 renewal comes not via press release or journalistic scoop, but rather by the social media account of star Laura Prepon:
“It’s official!! Season 3!! #oitnb #alexvause #backtothebighouse”:
While that’s great news for the show and its fans, the avenue of the announcement was an odd choice considering Prepon’s role as a guest star (albeit a pivotal one) in the first season, and starring in a total of four episodes in the second. Possible spoiler: It looks like she’ll be back for the full run of the recently announced season three. Regardless of how season two is received, I just hope that the episode titles revealed in Prepon’s post are legit. Kids: Yum!