'Orange is the New Black' adaptation in the works at Netflix

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Netflix is serious about jumping into the original TV programming game, and if that wasn’t already evident, take into consideration the latest news making rounds.

According to reports, the company is set to produce 13 episodes of a series from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, based on the novel Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman, which chronicles the author’s time in a federal women’s prison.

Netflix declined to comment.

The move, however, would be just the latest in a string of original series to get the online entertainment service’s greenlight. In March of last year, Netflix announced it was backing the Kevin Spacey-starrer, House of Cards, from executive producer David Fincher. In November, it announced plans to resurrect Arrested Development. And on Feb. 6, Netflix launched its first original series, Lilyhammer, which centers around a former mob boss who flees to Norway after joining the witness protection program.

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