Streaming service Netflix held a press conference in New York today rolling out big announcements on news and premiere dates from their current lineup.
Fans of the critically acclaimed show, Orange is the New Black will be happy to hear that Netflix announced the premiere date for Season 5 of Orange Is the New Black. The series will be ready for binge watching on June 9, 2017.
Netflix has released an announcement trailer for the series. The small teaser sparks emotion with a montage of different character’s faces ending with one inmate holding a gun towards the screen. The end of the trailer shows the launch date.
Netflix doesn’t release information on the ratings of their shows or how many people watch it on average, but according to Nielson Media, Orange Is the New Black is the most popular on the streaming service with 6.7 million people watching on the premiere date of Season 4. That number only rivalled with HBO’s Game of Thrones last year.
In other news from Netflix, the new Bill Nye show Bill Nye Saves the World has a launch date. The show will premiere on April 21, 2017. Netflix is trying to recapture the same magic Bill Nye created with his TV show Bill Nye: The Science Guy in the 90s and early 2000s.
Also, season 2 of the science fiction series The OA has been green lit. Netflix has provided a small 16-second teaser trailer for the new season. It’s not much, but it does build up hype. Thick smoke protrudes the screen with the graphics slowing appearing behind it that says “Part II is coming”. There is no word on when the new season of The OA will premiere.
In recent years, Netflix has made a name for itself as a provider of original content. With a 2017 line up consisting of Orange is the New Black, Bill Nye Saves the World, The OA, and Marvel’s Iron Fist, it seems the company is still keen on presenting unique content.