Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Netflix Renews 'The OA,' 'Love' & 'Travelers'; Sets Premiere Dates for 'Orange Is the New Black' and 4 More Shows

Netflix today has announced new season renewals for The OA, Love and Travelers. The streamer has also set premiere dates for Orange Is the New Black, Grace and Frankie, Anne, Dear White People and Girlboss.

The OA dropped its 8-episode first season on December 16 to mixed reviews. Nevertheless, it has still drawn a cult following which has led to today's renewal. A return date and episode count were not immediately announced by Netflix.

The drama stars Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith, Alice Krige, Patrick Gibson, Brendan Meyer, Brandon Perea, Ian Alexander and Jason Isaacs.

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij created the series. They executive produce with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Sarah Esberg, Michael Sugar, Alison Engel, Blair Fetter and Nina Wolarsky. Anonymous Content and Plan B Entertainment produce.

The third season renewal for Love comes a month ahead of the series' second season return on Friday, March 10. An episode count for the third season was not immediately announced.

The comedy stars Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust and Claudia O'Doherty.

Paul Rust, Lesley Arfin and Judd Apatow created the series. They executive produce with Brent Forrester and Dean Holland. Legendary Television and Apatow Productions produce.

Original drama series Travelers has been renewed for a second season. Production will begin in Vancouver in March for a premiere later in the year. The scheduling has also worked out for Eric McCormack to do both Travelers and the Will & Grace revival.

The drama stars McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, Reilly Dolman and Patrick Gilmore.

The second season of the drama created by Brad Wright picks up on the group's realization that their missions might have altered the future in ways they did not predict.

The 13-episode fifth season of prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black will debut on the streaming service on Friday, June 9. The series has already been renewed for Seasons 6 and 7.

The cast for the upcoming season will include Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Michael Harney, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Adrienne C. Moore, Dascha Polanco, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Nick Sandow, Yael Stone, Laura Prepon and Kate Mulgrew.

Jenji Kohan created the Emmy-winning series. She executive produces with Sara Hess and Tara Herrmann. Lionsgate Television and Titled Productions produce.

The 8-episode first season of new drama Anne based on the novel Anne of Green Gables will drop on Friday, May 12 on the streamer.

The series follows the adventures of the young orphan Anne Shirley after se moves in with elderly brother and sister Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert and adjusts to life at the Green Gables farm.

The cast includes Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, Lucas Jade Zumann, Dalila Bela, Corinne Koslo and Aymeric Jett Montaz.

Moira Walley-Beckett developed the series. She executive produces with Miranda de Pencier, Alison Owen and Debra Hayward. The series is produced in conjunction with the CBC.

The 10-episode first season of half-hour comedy Dear White People based on the indie film of the same name will premiere on Friday, April 28.

Set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominately white Ivy League college where racial tensions are often swept under the ring, the series is a sendup of "post-racial" America that also weaves a universal story about forging one's own unique path.

Brandon P. Bell, Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori and Ashley Blaine Fatherson star.

Justin Simien created the series. He serves as executive producer with Yvette Lee Bowser, Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev. Lionsgate Television produces.

The 13-episode first season of comedy Girlboss based on the novel of the same name by Sophia Amoruso will debut on Friday, April 21.

The series centers on Sophia, a rebellious and broke anarchist, who stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life.

The comedy stars Britt Robertson, Johnny Simmons, Ellie Reed, Alphonso McAuley and Dean Norris.

Kay Cannon created the series. She executive produces with Sophia Amoruso, Charlize Theron, Laverne McKinnon, Beth Kono and Christian Ditter. Denver and Delilah Productions produces.

The 13-episode third season of the Emmy-nominated comedy Grace and Frankie will debut on Friday, March 24.

The comedy stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry and Baron Vaughn.

Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris created the series. They executive produce with Fonda, Tomlin, Paula Weinstein, David Ellison, Marcy Ross and Dana Goldberg. Skydance Television and Okay Goodnight produce.