US video-on-demand service Netflix has revealed the launch date for its latest original drama, Orange is the New Black.
All 13 episodes of the comedy drama, created by Jenji Kohan (Weeds), will become available to subscribers in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics from July 11, 2013.
Set in a women’s prison, it is based on the memoir by Piper Kerman about a woman whose relationship with a drug-runner results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal prison.
It is executive produced by Kohan and produced by Lionsgate Television for Netflix.
Netflix’s other original dramas include House of Cards and Hemlock Grove. It is also in development with Sense8, which comes from the Wachowskis and J Michael Straczynski.
Source: Netflix / PR Newswire