Orange Is the New Black is quickly approaching the end of the line, and the cast is pretty emotional about it.
On Wednesday, the stars of Jenji Kohan’s groundbreaking dramedy announced in a sweet and celebratory goodbye video that the show would end with season 7, which is set to air in 2019.
Following the announcement, several of the actors reflected on the series’ stellar run and thanked the show’s writers and fans on social media.
“Time moves so quickly.
We’re at the end of the road,” Danielle Brooks tweeted.
“This show has been apart of my life for 7 yrs! I’ve been given the chance to stretch myself as an actress, further my reach as an activist, and have become a more confident woman because of this show.
I am forever grateful.” Natasha Lyonne added, “We love you all so much.
Thank you for the best years of our lives.” Check out their tributes below, plus those of Adrienne C.
Moore, Uzo Aduba, and more: Time moves so quickly.
We’re at the end of the road.
This show has been apart of my life for 7 yrs! I’ve been given the chance to stretch myself as an actress, further my reach as an activist, and have become a more confident woman because of this show.
I am forever grateful- pic.twitter.com/j9LiJvbpSo — Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) October 17, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js To @jeneuston, Jenji, the writers, my cast mates/ fam, our crew, producers, Lionsgate, netflix, Cindy, Ted, Neri, Lisa, our security, HMU, transpo, you all will forever hold a special place in my heart.
But to the fans… — Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) October 17, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js To the Orange fans, from far and wide… you all are the most LOYAL, LOVING fans a girl could EVER ask for.
You all have held me up when I wanted to give up.
When I felt invisible, you saw me.
When I felt less than, you encouraged me.
Thank you! P.S.
It’s always been for you DB — Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) October 17, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js View this post on Instagram I'm sure you've heard the news by now.
Thank you to all of our amazing fans who've supported and followed us through the years.
We wouldn't be where we are today without you.
Here's to an incredible series finale! Let's go season 7.
@oitnb A post shared by Adrienne Moore (@acmoore9) on Oct 17, 2018 at 2:18pm PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js We love you all so much.
Thank you for the best years of our lives.
#OrangeFamily @OITNB #Season7 #OITNB.
The Final Season.
Summer 2019 https://t.co/RGjSGbUbqC — natasha lyonne (@nlyonne) October 17, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js It’s a wrap…..
well AFTER season 7! @OITNB fans thank you!! What an amazing platform for so many .
Beyond grateful! Looking forward to the next chapter #teamorange forever @netflix pic.twitter.com/fOXJj5qyYM — Selenis Leyva (@selenis_leyva) October 17, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js View this post on Instagram We LOVE our fans!! @oitnb has changed my life and introduced me to so many wonderful people from around the world! With this official message of the end of our run, my heart is a little heavy, BUT excited for what’s ahead! We are working on season 7!!! What a ride!!! @Netflix #teamorange today and always!!!! #besos A post shared by Selenis Leyva (@selenisleyvaofficial) on Oct 17, 2018 at 2:15pm PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — Winnie the Pooh @OITNB #OITNB pic.twitter.com/HKePzqs3Rf — Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) October 17, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Just extremely honored to be a small part in all of its brilliance.
I love these woman (along with all of the cast and crew not in this video) with my whole heart… https://t.co/y99t9kFQt4 — Amanda Fuller (@amandafuller27) October 17, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js View this post on Instagram Cat’s out of the bag… We’re currently shooting Season 7 and after 7 years we’re saying goodbye.
So grateful for this show, for the work, for the friendships, for this talented group of artists, both in front and behind the screen and last but not least thanks to our amazing fans for making us a @netflix classic.
Go watch and rewatch and stay on the lookout for our Final Season in the Summer 2019 Mensaje a nuestros queridos fans: la 7ma temporada será nuestra despedida.
Gracias a todos por el increíble apoyo que nos han brindado y por hacernos un show clásico de @netflix.
Vuelvan a ver todas las temporadas y esperen la última el próximo verano, 2019.
A post shared by Laura Gómez (@mslauragomez) on Oct 17, 2018 at 2:57pm PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js View this post on Instagram much much love to the whole @oitnb family @netflix A post shared by Joel Marsh Garland (@oneoldog) on Oct 17, 2018 at 2:32pm PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js View this post on Instagram love all the gals! #oitnb #netflix #lionsgate @orangeissthenewblack @lionsgate thank you very much for this opportunity to work with all of you and have my life changed in every way everyday A post shared by Taryn Manning (@tarynmanning) on Oct 17, 2018 at 2:55pm PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js It’s official friends.
#oitnb #season7 is our last.
I could not live these humans more.
And yes SEASON 7 is gonna be EPIC.
( yes FIG IS BACK & yes you still have to wait for summer 2019) https://t.co/0as8vkHFuZ — alysia reiner (@alysiareiner) October 17, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Related content: Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks says season 6 will be ‘quite a circus’ Orange Is the New Black sets up a potential endgame in season 6: EW review Samira Wiley says she ‘cried a lot’ after an OITNB costar accidentally outed her in an interview
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