by Chris Harnick | Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 8:43 AM
Weep not for the memories. Orange Is the New Black is coming to an end. The upcoming seventh season, which is set to debut in 2019, will be the last for the Netflix dramedy and just like the fans, its stars are having a lot of feelings coming to terms with the ending.
The ensemble cast, including Danielle Brooks, Adrienne C. Moore, Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Yael Stone, Kate Mulgrew, Dascha Polanco, Uzo Aduba, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning and Natasha Lyonne, recorded a video announcing the end of the series. However, the cast also took to social media to expand on their thoughts.
"To the Orange fans, from far and wide... you all are the most LOYAL, LOVING fans a girl could EVER ask for. You all have held me up when I wanted to give up. When I felt invisible, you saw me. When I felt less than, you encouraged me. Thank you! P.S. It's always been for you," Brooks tweeted.
"Thank you for the best years of our lives," Lyonne shared.
Time moves so quickly. We’re at the end of the road. This show has been apart of my life for 7 yrs! I’ve been given the chance to stretch myself as an actress, further my reach as an activist, and have become a more confident woman because of this show. I am forever grateful- 🍊 pic.twitter.com/j9LiJvbpSo— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) October 17, 2018
Leyva said the show changed her life and Aduba quoted Winnie the Pooh.
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We LOVE our fans!! @oitnb has changed my life and introduced me to so many wonderful people from around the world! With this official message of the end of our run, my heart is a little heavy, BUT excited for what’s ahead! We are working on season 7!!! What a ride!!! 🙌🏼👏🏼💙🍊@Netflix #teamorange today and always!!!! #besos
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"'How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,'" Aduba tweeted.
Orange Is the New Black returns for its final season summer of 2019.