From the creator of Weeds comes Orange Is the New Black, Netflix’ newest original series with 13 episodes ready to go right now for streaming customers. Billed as a “hilarious, heartbreaking, and critically acclaimed” series, the show is based on the true story of Piper Kerman. Taylor Schilling plays Piper, an upper-class New Yorker who finds herself sentenced to 15 months in a women’s correctional facility for a crime she committed long ago. American Pie’s Jason Biggs is the biggest name in the supporting cast. Regina Spektor provides a new song for the show’s opening credits.
So far the reviews have been pretty darn good for Orange, with a Metacritic average score of 82 out of 100 through its first 21 reviews. That’s encouraging, especially since the show has already been picked up for a second season.