Lionsgate’s award-winning series Orange is the New Black, which is currently available on Netflix, will receive its UK broadcast premiere in the UK on Sony Channel.
The first season of the show will launch with a double bill every Wednesday at 9pm from 19th April 2017.
Orange is the New Black is based on a memoir of the same name. It follows the story of ngaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary.
To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs), for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes about herself and the world at large. As she struggles to adjust to her new reality, she finds unexpected laughter, tears, conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric and outspoken group of inmates.
The series also stars Natasha Lyonne (Nicky Nichols), Michael Harney (Sam Healy), Laverne Cox (Sophia Burset) and Kate Mulgrew (Galina “Red” Reznikov).
Orange is the New Black received 12 Emmy Award nominations for its first season. The show is returning for a fifth season later this year.
You can find Sony Channel on Sky 157, Virgin 193, BT 331 and TalkTalk 331.