When Is ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5? Fans Wonder What's Next After Season 4 Release

Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

While the benefit of Netflix's original series whole-season-at-once releases mean eager viewers can watch a season of a show in its entirety all at once, the downside is the inevitably long break in between the premieres. Those who have binged through the entire fourth season of Orange is the New Black since its Friday release are already probably wondering: When will season five be released?

Unfortunately, that might be a long way off. If previous seasons are any indication, viewers shouldn't expect the fifth season to come out until June 2017 — a full year away. However, though Netflix has not provided a specific date for season five, there's still plenty more story to be told from Litchfield Prison. 

Source: Giphy

In February, Netflix announced that the show has been renewed for a fifth, sixth and seventh season — unprecedented for network television, but that's what makes the streaming service's offerings so unique. Therefore, while there's a dearth of new Orange Is the New Black episodes in the short-term, long-term delayed gratification is guaranteed. 

As for those who have yet to catch up, Orange Is the New Black season four is currently streaming on Netflix. You can watch the trailer for the new season below: 

Source: YouTube

Read more:
• The Most Radical Thing About 'Orange Is the New Black' Is Its Latina Characters
• 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 4: Judy King, New Inmate, Stirs the Pot and Tempers Flare
• Piper's Fate in Season 4 of 'Orange Is the New Black' Is Seriously Unexpected

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Miles Surrey

Miles is a staff writer at Mic, covering culture. He is based in New York and can be reached at miles@mic.com.

MORE FROM

The 'Pretty Little Liars' series finale reveals the identity of AD and answers 7 other questions

You won't believe who the father of Alison and Emily's baby is.

7 times women in Hollywood pushed back against the pressure to lose weight

They're not here to fit any sort of body standard.

Kendrick Lamar's "Element." video shows a violent portrait of black life in America

"I done cried for this shit, might take a life for this shit/ Put the Bible down and go eye for an eye for this shit."

Nicki Minaj was given the key to Queens. These 9 verses prove she deserves it.

"A star will arise/ And she'll originate from the streets of Southside"

Here's everything you need to know for the 'Pretty Little Liars' finale tonight

Secrets abound in the 'Pretty Little Liars' season finale.

Algiers' 'The Underside of Power' is a soundtrack for every revolution — past, present and future

'Mic' talks with the experimental, Atlanta-bred group about their latest improbable fusion of industrial, punk, gospel and soul.

The 'Pretty Little Liars' series finale reveals the identity of AD and answers 7 other questions

You won't believe who the father of Alison and Emily's baby is.

7 times women in Hollywood pushed back against the pressure to lose weight

They're not here to fit any sort of body standard.

Kendrick Lamar's "Element." video shows a violent portrait of black life in America

"I done cried for this shit, might take a life for this shit/ Put the Bible down and go eye for an eye for this shit."

Nicki Minaj was given the key to Queens. These 9 verses prove she deserves it.

"A star will arise/ And she'll originate from the streets of Southside"

Here's everything you need to know for the 'Pretty Little Liars' finale tonight

Secrets abound in the 'Pretty Little Liars' season finale.

Algiers' 'The Underside of Power' is a soundtrack for every revolution — past, present and future

'Mic' talks with the experimental, Atlanta-bred group about their latest improbable fusion of industrial, punk, gospel and soul.