“Orange Is the New Black” has been renewed for a third season of 13 episodes, Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) said on Monday after one of the show's stars announced the news on social media.

Laura Prepon, an actress who plays one of the main characters in the Netflix dark comedy, broke the news by posting a picture of possible titles for Season 3 on Instagram.

"It's official!! Season 3!! #oitnb#alexvause#backtothebighouse," she wrote in the caption.



The prison drama from “Weeds” executive producer Jenji Kohan is adapted from Piper Kerman's autobiography about her experiences while jailed at a women's prison. The show premiered on Netflix last summer and became a hit with audiences and critics alike with its diverse cast, led by actress Taylor Schilling, who plays a version of Kerman.

“Orange Is the New Black,” which just won its first GLAAD Award for an outstanding comedy, is one of the most popular show’s in Netflix’s original programming lineup, led by political drama “House of Cards.”

“I can confirm that the writers are back in the writers room working on season 3," a representative told the Huffington Post.

Season 2 of “Orange Is the New Black” will premiere on June 6 on Netflix.