Orange Is the New Black Season 3: Netflix Hit Has Been Renewed
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Orange is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black Season 3: Netflix Hit Has Been Renewed

Orange Is the New Black Season 2 is still a month away — the entire season drops on Netflix on June 6 — but the hit is officially a go for Season 3.

The news first dropped via star Laura Prepon's Instagram account, where she posted an image of a whiteboard showing "Season 3 Titles" and wrote "It's official!! Season 3!! #oitnb #alexvause #backtothebighouse." While we're pretty sure those titles, which include "Kids: Yum!" and "The Rapiest Pap Smear," are fake, the news appears to be real.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that this post really does mean what we think it means: Orange Is the New Back is officially coming back for a third season. Time to break out the toilet hooch and celebrate!

While this renewal came a bit earlier than expected, it's not a surprise. The show's freshman season garnered a ton of critical acclaim and word-of-mouth buzz, and while Netflix is very hush-hush about exactly how many people watch any of its shows, sources say Orange Is the New Black is its biggest hit.

Fans of Laura Prepon's Alex Vause should also be happy to know that although the star will only be in four episodes this season, she's set to return full time for Season 3.

Are you as thrilled as we are about this news? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Laura Prepon on Instagram, The Hollywood Reporter

Mark your calendar! Orange Is the New Black Season 2 premieres on Netflix on June 6, 2014.