The cast of Orange is the new Black released a video Wednesday afternoon that announced the upcoming seventh season will be the last of the groundbreaking, award-winning Netflix series. This is not necessarily terrible news. Seven seasons is a good, healthy run and more than most shows get. Orange is the New Black has lost some of the pep that once made it into a TV that is unmissable – there seems to be limits to how far you can keep a narrative within the confines of prison walls can.
Orange Is the New Black 's series finale will follow something close to last season's House of Cards which premieres next month. It may be hard to remember a time when Netflix did not have a new original series that premiered every week, but in 201
In addition to House of Cards and Orange, the New Black is the remnant of Netflix's first wave of 'algorithm-based original drama Hemlock Grove, Marco Polo, Bloodline , Sense8 and (technically) Narcos are already gone. At one point, it seemed that Silicon Valley's endlessly deep pockets combined with top-secret rating data meant that Netflix would never cancel a series, but the platform has recently become a bit more sensible and has started showing shows here and  Even the Marvel superheroes – too big to fail at the cash register – fell for the first time at Netflix's Ax last week, when the much-vaunted Iron Fist did not get a third season , That means no end to comic shows on Netflix, but it does mean that this particular universe is not infinitely spacious. The Marvel Netflix shows have now been on a slippery downhill run for a while, but Daredevil Season 3 – which debuts this week – is a return to form and a sign that if the platform is in their TV Ambitions easily prevails, There is still enough juice in superheroes on the street level.
But with the defeated Emmys, soaring stock prices and the endless stream of content that keeps TV critics and fans competing, Netflix has no worlds to conquer anymore? On the other hand. The company is now bringing a lot of energy and resources into the film world. In addition to his stables with A-list film talent, Netflix has hired a phalanx of price-season strategists, fought against the Cannes Film Festival over their right to compete, and even changed its world-famous logo all in the pursuit of Oscar Gold. As noted by BuzzFeed Adam B. Vary :
Earlier this month at the Venice Film Festival, Netflix
quietly introduced a new opening logo, designed exclusively for when
his films are in cinemas. A thin, bright red line pervades the
Center of a black screen, followed by a lively rainbow of other lines
which eventually merge into the Netflix "N" – the word "Netflix"
never appears. Apart from the fact that it seems much more cinematic, the new
Logo is a pointed sign that to be a dominant player in the
In the world of movies, Netflix has realized that it has to behave less
like a unique disruptive force and more like one
Old School Film Company
Netflix made a small splash at the Oscars earlier this year when the drama Mudbound was nominated in several top-of-the-line categories and the documentary Icarus  took home the first statue of the platform for a full-length project. With Alfonso Cuaroons Roma an outstanding film festival and early Oscar favorite for the ceremony next year, Netflix's priorities may not be clearer. But if Netflix gets Hollywood's biggest prize next year, it would be great to remember Piper, Tystee, Suzanne, Sophie, Poussey, Red, Alex, Lorna, Nicky, Claire Underwood, and all the other women who paved the way. 19659009] Get the Vanity Fair HWD Newsletter
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