Orange is the New Black (OITNB) is the most watched original Netflix series. The series was based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison”. OITNB is an American comedy-drama web series created by Jenji Kohan for Netflix. The theme music composer for the series is Regina Spektor. The opening theme song is “You’ve Got Time”. Other composers for the series are Scott Doherty, Brandon Jay and Gwendolyn Sanford.
The executive producers of the series include Jenji Kohan, Liz Friedman, Sara Hess, Tara Herrmann, Lisa Vinnecour, Neri Kyle Tannenbaum and Mark A. Burley. David Price, Jim Danger Gray, Erin Feeley and Neri Kyle Tannenbaum are producers of the series.
OITNB was filmed in New York (USA) by cinematographer Ludovic Littee. It was also edited by Bill Turro, Shannon Mitchell and Michael Stern. The series was shot in a single-camera setup.
The series was produced under Tilted Production in association with Lionsgate Television. It premiered on Netflix on the 11th of July, 2013 and ran through July, 2019. The series was distributed on Netflix Streaming Series and Lionsgate Television.
Orange is the New Black has enjoyed several awards and nomination right from its first season. The pilot season of the series got 12 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won 3. Over the years, the series has garnered over 50 awards out of 140 nominations.
The series starred over hundred cast members. Some of the major characters include Piper Chapman by Taylor Schilling, Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov by Kate Mulgrew, Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren by Uzo Aduba, Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson by Danielle Brooks, Dayanara Diaz by Dascha Polanco, Gloria Mendoza by Selenis Leyva, Joe Caputo by Nick Sandow, Lorna Morello by Yael Stone, Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett by Taryn Manning, Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales by Jackie Cruz, Cindy Hayes by Adrienne C. Moore, Alex Vause by Laura Prepon, Nicky Nichols by Natasha Lyonne and other characters.
The series revolves around the life of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman in her thirties who was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for a transporting drug money 10 years ago. She had been mentioned by her friend, Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), an international drug dealer, during a trial. Her life gets interrupted as she is taken to the Litchfield Penitentiary Federal prison. The ex-public relations executive is forced to trade her suits for the orange prison overall. Chapman struggles through her short in the prison, trying to fit in and making some friends behind bars. Her story is told with humor, deep reflections and struggles. You should watch it and let us know how you feel.