Is Orange is the New Black on Netflix?

How to watch and stream the prison drama

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  (L-R)  Adrienne C. Moore, Danielle Brooks, Natasha Lyonee, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lauren Morelli ,Diane Guerrero and Kimiko Glenn attend the "Orange Is The New Black" Season 5 Celebration at Catch on June 9, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

Orange is the New Black has become a global hit since its first series aired in 2013. It has received 3 Emmy Awards and is Netflix’s most-watched original series.


The first series mirrors the plot of the book, of the same title, by Piper Kerman, who wrote about her experience of a year in prison, after she was arrested for her role in a global drugs cartel. She is played by Taylor Schilling, and the series shows her difficulties adjusting to life on the inside and the issues faced with her on-sceen ex-girlfriend, Alex Vause, played by That 70’s Show star, Laura Prepon.

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11:  (L-R) Actresses Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, Selenis Leyva, and Kate Mulgrew, casting director Jennifer Euston, and actress Laura Prepon attend the "Orange Is The New Black" FYC screening at DGA Theater on August 11, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Later series, however, use a more ensemble cast approach to explore the different reasons as to why people end up in prison and offers commentary on the justice system in America.


With two more series currently in production, it looks like Orange is the New Black will remain on our screens for a while. All five series are available to stream on Netflix in the UK. Time to bang yourself up and binge watch.