Orange is the New Black is getting cancelled? Despite grabbing a few handfuls of Emmy nominations this week several people believed that the hit Netflix show was getting axed.
A rumor started this weekend that Netflix was cancelling OITNB. The rumor started on the website Empire News, which has made a name for itself with death hoaxes and fake entertainment news.
The story read: ‘Netflix pulls plug on ‘Orange is the New Black;’ The reason why may shock you.”
The site then “quoted” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings saying: “We regret to inform Netflix members that ‘Orange is the New Black’ has been permanently cancelled … Also, starting September 1st, 2014, past episodes will no longer be available for streaming on Netflix.”
Needless to say, Twitter freaked out.
Does anyone know if OITNB is really cancelled?!? Cuz I will dieeeeee
— Jacqui (@absolutefinest) July 13, 2014
I can’t believe OITNB got cancelled!!! I’m devastated
— Monica Ali (@mmonicaortiz) July 13, 2014
If oitnb is really cancelled I should just go run into traffic Bc it’d probably hurt less 🙁
— Sol (@Marisol_Trevino) July 13, 2014
Thankfully, a few members of the cast, as well as Netflix, were quick to respond to the chaos.
INMATES, listen up! @OITNB is not cancelled. Here’s @thedanieb and @UzoAduba on set for season 3: pic.twitter.com/8L32IYmMQU
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 13, 2014
Orange Is The New Black has NOT been canceled. Whoever started this rumor will be spending some time in the SHU. pic.twitter.com/tslCdjBkht
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) July 12, 2014
Don’t worry, dandelions! @OITNB is not cancelled. Follow season 3 production here: https://t.co/0EaXwhWq3u
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 12, 2014
Both seasons of Orange Is The New Black are available on Netflix. The cast and crew are currently working on the third season.