DANBURY, Conn. - Nearly a decade after Piper Kerman was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury and her book was released, her story is being told on the screen - the computer screen.
Netflix, the Internet movie website, has a new show starting July 11 called "Orange is the New Black." It is based off the experiences Kerman wrote about in her book of the same title.
According to a Netflix statement, "Orange is the New Black" follows engaged Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, whose relationship with drug-runner Alex, Laura Prepon, is over a decade-old and results in her arrest and 15-month-long detention in a federal penitentiary.
The series, which has yet to premiere, has been extended to a second season, Netflix said.
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