The end of Orange Is the New Black's seventh season leaves us hanging on a few shocking twists: Blanca's deportation, Taystee's life sentence, and Piper's sudden early release from prison. What will happen to each and every one of our beloved characters in the groundbreaking show's last season? While the first teaser and the new batch of photos don't give much away (other than that Maritza might be back?!), what we do know is when OITNB season seven will drop on Netflix: July 26!
For the loyal fans of Jenji Kohan's prison dramedy, this is truly the end of an era. Back in February, the cast posted a number of sweet, tearjerking tributes to their last days on set and the series in general, reminding everyone of just how far the story has come.
The Netflix show first premiered all the way back in 2013, initially focusing on the true story of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who gets sent to prison after she's convicted of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, Alex (Laura Prepon), a decade earlier. It didn't take long for Kohan to expand the scope of OITNB, branching out to give detailed, nuanced backstories to all the other colorful characters who populate Litchfield Penitentiary.
Without having seen any footage of the new episodes, something tells us season seven will be just as wonderful as previous installments of the show.