Lost Gatos, California- Netflix CEO and cofounder, Reed Hastings, made a surprising announcement that the critically famous American series Orange is the New Black has been cancelled just a few months after the renewal of the series for its third season.
In his press release, Hastings said, “We regretto inform Netflix members that Orange is the New Black has been permanently cancelled. Also, starting September 1st, 2014, past episodes will no longer be available for streaming on Netflix.”
It was indeed a shocking revelation for the fans of the show. It has already garnered a great number of following because of its interesting storyline. The series is based on real events conveyed by Piper Kerman in her memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison”. In this memoir, Kerman shared her experiences whilst inside the said prison. Initially, the series was to be renewed for its third season. It was expected to be broadcast early June.
Inside sources speculated that the abrupt cancellation of the renewal of the show for its third season is brought about by the feud between the series’ creator, Jenji Kohan and Netflix CEO, Hastings. Hastings reportedly insisted to the show’s creator that there should be more male characters in the said show. Kohan got aggravated by the idea of shifting away from the main plot of the memoir. This then caused the petty rift between the two as Hastings got upset as well when Kohan firmly stand behind her decision.
I guess fans of the show just have to wait for the further development of the series.