Netflix Cancels Orange is the New Black. One of the most recently acclaimed shows may not be making it’s way to our homes for a third season. Just months after renewing the series for a third season, co-founder and CEO of Netflix has announced that Orange is the New Black has been canceled. “We regret to inform Netflix members that Orange is the New Black has been permanently cancelled. Also starting September 1, 2014, past episodes will no longer be available for streaming on Netflix.” Hastings said in a press release.
Inside sources are claiming that a private feud between Hastings and the show’s creator Jenji Kohan lead to the shows canceling. The reasoning behind Hastings pulling the plug? Apparently he felt that there needed to be more male leads in the show and Kohan became infuriated with the idea. Kohan put his foot down because he felt that it would stray too much from the actual memoir of the real life Piper Kerman, of that the show was based off. That’s when Hastings’ true reasoning came out.
“A woman’s place is in the home, in the kitchen, taking care of children.” Hastings told the San Jose Mercury News. “A woman in jail? How does anyone even watch this show in the first place? It’s like we took everything bad about OZ and made this show with the leftovers.”
The sad part is that because of the type of contract that “OITNB” is under there is no chance for another network to pick it up. Maybe things will change if the two can come to some sort of agreement, but as for now there are going to be many fans upset with the fact that “OITNB” won’t be returning for a third season.