Jenji Kohan’s breakthrough series “Orange Is the New Black” debuted with its first episode just ten years ago. Many of the cast members celebrated the milestone by posting flashback images and sentiments of appreciation on Tuesday.
The actress who played Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, Uzo Aduba, posted a message on her Instagram page on Tuesday. I really had no idea where I was heading with my life, my career, or my work ten years ago, she added.
My life and the lives of our cast and crew will never be the same because of (Kohan). The world she created, and the characters she developed for @oitnb, she continued.
Orange Is the New Black In her response, she thanked Jenji for seeing us and taking a chance on fresh perspectives and story possibilities.
Ten years ago, my life changed forever, wrote Danielle Brooks, another rising star on the show who played Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson, on her Instagram page on Tuesday. I joined a lovely creative family at OITNB and secured a job that changed my career. I will always be appreciative of the time I had playing Taystee.
We’ve supported one another through engagements, separations, deaths, babies, new experiences, and so much more. I adore these ladies (and gentlemen),” she added in her letter.
The one-hour Netflix dramedy’s first season debuted in July 2013, and since then it has broken stereotypes. Celebrated stories about women of all ages, sizes, races, and sexual orientations, and provided critical commentary on the US justice system. Making it one of the more influential shows of the “Peak TV” decade in the 2010s.
Laverne Cox, an actor, host, and transgender advocate, became a leading voice in promoting tales from the LGBTQ+ community. It also gave birth to a number of other big-name personalities.
By stating that “Orange” altered her life on her Instagram page on Tuesday, Cox mirrored Brooks’ sentiments and added that the show “changed television.” This podcast has been such a blessing in my life. I miss the cast members and the amazing team.
On her Instagram story on Tuesday, Piper Kerman, the author of the 2010 memoir “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison”. That served as the basis for the television program, remembered her own time in jail and said. “Today I’m thinking about all the women who survived prison, and those still locked up.”
In a different slide, she stated, “I hope we influenced people’s perceptions about #MassIncarceration and other issues.
Throughout its seven seasons, “Orange” received 21 Emmy nominations and four wins, including Aduba’s two triumphs in the guest/supporting acting categories.
I appreciate every person who has seen Orange, both then and today. Without you, we merely wouldn’t be here. Orange always!” Aduba concluded her message by writing.