The American crime comedy Orange is the New Black is created by CAA Speaker Jenji Kohan. The series premiered on Netflix in June 2013 and returned for its second season in 2014. Based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, the series follows ‘Piper Chapman’ who is sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. The crime committed occurred 10 years prior when Piper delivered a suitcase full of drugs to her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause. In the meantime, Piper left her wild child behavior behind settling in upper-middle class New York with her fiancé Larry Bloom.
The series received critical acclaim from critics and viewers. To date the series has been nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and earned the prestigious Peabody Award in 2014. OITNB has also been honored with nominations from the Producers Guild Awards, Writers Guild Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and the NAACP Image Awards. The show received praise for tackling homosexuality and transgender issues with sensitivity.