Jenji Kohan series may be Netflix bound. The Weeds creator’s new comedy project Orange is the New Black is apparently close to being picked up by Netflix, and should the deal go through, it’s said to go straight to series.

The Hollywood Reporter posted the news, stating that Netflix is near a deal to pick up Orange is the new Black. The project is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir about her year in prison and if Netflix picks it up, it’ll receive a 13-episode order, with the series presumably being made available on Netflix’s streaming video service at some point in the future. Orange won’t be the first series to receive an order by Netflix. The streaming video service previously outbid HBO on a political thriller series from David Fincher and Kevin Spacey called House of Cards.

Jenji Kohan created the Showtime dramedy series Weeds, which as of yesterday, was renewed for its eighth season. As Weeds centers on a housewife who sells marijuana, and as of last season, is now an ex-con, it sounds like Kohan will be in familiar territory with Orange.
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