Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has confirmed that its original super-hit series Orange is the New Black is not cancelled. The hoax about the cancellation of the much loved series sparked the anger among the fans, who took up to Facebook and Twitter expressing their anger. Last week, an article from Empire News stated that Orange is the New Black (OITNB) third season will be shunned, and there will be no access to the previous two seasons on Netflix.
Fans falling to the hoax
In the article, it was mentioned that Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings has touted for more male actors in the show, which center stages life of the female prisoners. Reed was allegedly quoted on the website saying that a woman’s place is in the home, kitchen and look after the children and not in jail. Following the news, fans tweeted to Netflix, threatening to cancel their subscriptions if the show got cancelled. However, now, the news has been confirmed as a hoax.
Empire News is known to be a “satirical and entertainment website” that uses invented names in its stories, with few exceptions.
There are a string of articles over the website that are aimed to surprise people or make them burst into laughter such as “Colorado becomes first state to legalize crystal meth,” and “Pennsylvania Burger Kind manager fired for eating a Big Mac.”
Netflix clears the air
Despite the news being hoax, the fuming OITNB cult compelled Netflix to come out and make clear that the third season of the series is in making.
“Don’t worry, dandelions! @OITNB is not cancelled,” it tweeted, with a link to the Instagram account documenting the current production of the show’s third season. Also, the show’s official twitter account said: “Whoever started this rumor will be spending some time in the SHU.”
Still, Netflix could not bring show fans at peace and had to post a picture of actors Danielle Brooks, who plays Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson, and Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren shooting for the season 3.
Netflix has produced two super-hit original contents OITNB and the House of Cards, both the shows winning multiple Emmy nominations this year. In total, the online streaming company has won 31 nominations for the 66th annual Emmy awards. Given the wins in various categories, Netflix moves a step closer to supersede competitors like HBO and Amazon. The online streaming company will see subscriber boost with the new soon to be aired shows like Marco Polo, Frankie and The School bus 360 degrees.