A bogus report claiming ‘Orange Is The New Black’ has been canceled has been confirmed to be a hoax.
The initial report came from Empire News where it was claimed that the show had faced the axe after a difficult decision was made between certain execs over at Netlix.
The story in itself sounds stupid seeing that OITNB has become one of the highest-rated shows on the streaming site in several years. The show has already been nominated for awards including the forthcoming Emmys. So why in the world would they cancel it?
Well, CEO of Netlix and co-founder, Reed Hastings, gave the following statement (according to the site): “We regret to inform Netflix members that Orange is the New Black has been permenantly cancelled. Also, starting September 1st, 2014, past episodes will no longer be available for streaming on Netflix.”
“A woman’s place is in the home, in the kitchen, taking care of children,” he added. “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 make this show with the leftovers.”
As if Reed would make that kind of a bizarre statement to the public knowing that his network is at stake — but dedicated fans of the show actually believed it, rushing over to Twitter to share the “devastating” news that the show was axed.
In case it wasn’t clear enough, OITNB is NOT facing the axe nor is it facing any cancelation of ANY sort. If anything, the show has at least another three seasons in its course run before execs start looking at ratings to see whether they should give up on the show or not.
As of right now, the program is really successful and has nothing to worry about.