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Trailer for "women in prison" show Orange is the New Black from the creator of Weeds

06.06.2013
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Netflix is set to debut yet another original series, this time based on a memoir by Piper Kerman called Orange is the New Black, about the author's experience serving a 15-month sentence in a women's prison. The results aren't exactly HBO's Oz, but rather a more comedic approach to the not-so-desireable journey of living behind bars. The show is put together by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and features an solid cast, including Taylor Schilling (ARGO) in the lead role, with co-stars Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Michelle Hurst, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning rounding out the supporting roles. Looks like a fun, refreshing series to me and definitely outside the norm of female-driven programming.

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Here's the synopsis:

Created and executive produced by Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”) and based on the U.S. best-selling memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, the comedic drama starring Taylor Schilling follows engaged-Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Schilling) whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé  Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates.

The show will debut it's first 13-episode season on July 11, 2013 exclusively on Netflix.

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Extra Tidbit: I'd much prefer to watch this over HBO's Girls. Of course, I'd rather watch public access news than Girls, but that's just me.
Source: Netflix

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6:57AM on 06/07/2013
Comedy and drama are two of the most difficult genres to combine. There are hundreds of movies that can, sadly, vouch for that.
The makers of this show seem to have nailed it and have a beautiful concoction on their hands.
Comedy and drama are two of the most difficult genres to combine. There are hundreds of movies that can, sadly, vouch for that.
The makers of this show seem to have nailed it and have a beautiful concoction on their hands.
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7:42PM on 06/06/2013
Weeds was a criminally underrated dark comedy show and this looks like it has the same type of humor in most parts. So I'm in.
Weeds was a criminally underrated dark comedy show and this looks like it has the same type of humor in most parts. So I'm in.
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6:44PM on 06/06/2013
Looks interesting. I did not recognize Jason Biggs, or rather thought it was someone else who just favored him because I didn't read the full article.

Oh, and I know it's all a matter of personal taste, but I just finished watching the first season of Girls. I like it. But that's just me.
Looks interesting. I did not recognize Jason Biggs, or rather thought it was someone else who just favored him because I didn't read the full article.

Oh, and I know it's all a matter of personal taste, but I just finished watching the first season of Girls. I like it. But that's just me.
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3:37PM on 06/06/2013

Intrigued

This looks like my kind of show.
This looks like my kind of show.
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