The date is set for Netflix comedy-serial Orange Is The New Black, an adaptation of Piper Kerman‘s best-selling memoir from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan
Netflix will launch the series launch on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Like its other original series, the company will make the entire 13-episode first season available at the same time, thus ripe for binge-viewing.
Orange is the New Black follows engaged Brooklyn resident Piper Chapman (Taylor 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 plush New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and meld unexpected new alliances with a group of outspoken and outlandish inmates.
The cast also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.