Netflix's hit comedy-drama Orange Is the New Black has just wrapped filming on its 7th and final season, and the cast and crew are understandably emotional. Many have shared photos to Instagram and Twitter of their last days on set, and the memories are making everyone emotional.
Orange Is the New Black has been a landmark series in its representation of LGBT+ women as multi-dimensional people with differing motivations and goals. It is also quite different than other prison-related dramas because it focuses on the inmates as individuals, and on their complex relationships with each other.
The series is based on the memoir of Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, in which she talks about her time in the minimum-security prison FCI Danbury. It is one of Netflix's top 10 most-watched original series.
Much of the cast and crew have been working together for the past 6 years, so they've had lots of time to form friendships and attachments.
Letting go of their characters and the experience is bringing up lots of feelings, so many took to social media to reminisce and share the experience of the last few days of filming with fans.
Lea DeLaria shared some of her favorite moments from the show, as well as final selfies with her castmates.
On this the last day of shooting I present some fond memories. Thanks @OITNB for making me #lordofthelesbians… https://t.co/Nzxs19buAg— Lea DeLaria (@Lea DeLaria) 1551202111.0
Lori Petty thanked fans for their love, and expressed hers in return.
Elizabeth Rodriguez shared photos of a visit from Lea DeLaria.
Jenji Kohan also shared a photo of some of the amazing writers that made the show a reality.
Dale Soules shared a photo of herself and author Piper Kerman.
#tbt to last week’s final day of filming on @OITNB - here I am with @Piper Kerman. A bittersweet day! Much love to… https://t.co/SvL8jHV78q— Dale Soules (@Dale Soules) 1550796360.0
Along with the a group photo of everyone on set.
There were cupcakes to ease the sadness of the final day of filming.
Everyone says goodbye.
Natasha Lyonne shared a photo of Kohan celebrating in the snow near the end of filming.
Partings are always difficult, but the cast and crew of Orange Is the New Black can rest assured in the knowledge that in their years of work they have created an amazingly diverse and entertaining series!