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'Orange Is The New Black' Creator Jenji Kohan Has No Idea How Popular Her Show Is

12/27/2013 04:00 pm ET
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Everyone tuned in to "Orange Is The New Black" this year, right? Maybe, but Netflix isn't releasing any dirty details.

“They say things like, 'We’re very pleased' ... they’re very cryptic,” she said, adding, "I'm finding the dark very restful and easy on the eyes."

In case you're a little late to the party, "Orange Is The New Black" follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a privileged woman who lands in a women's prison thanks to a drug-related crime she committed a decade earlier.

"When I read Piper Kerman’s book, I thought, 'This is a way into a really interesting world. It’s the yuppie’s eye view to get you in there,'" Kohan said, according to Collider. "If you go to a network and say, 'I wanna do prison stories about black women and Latino women and old women,' you’re not gonna make a sale. But, if you’ve got this blonde girl going to prison, you can get in there, and then you can tell all the stories."

Season 2 of "Orange Is The New Black" will be available on Netflix in 2014.

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