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Orange Is The New Black Season 7 Trailer Teases New Beginnings

For the last six seasons of Orange Is the New Black, viewers have followed the lives of the ladies inside Litchfield Penitentiary — namely Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting drug money. Now, the acclaimed Netflix series takes audiences outside Litchfield and into the real world, where new beginnings are abound. 

Netflix released the trailer for the seventh and final season of Orange Is the New Black on Wednesday, June 26, giving fans a glimpse at what's to come on the concluding chapter.  

A two-minute look at how Piper is dealing with life outside of prison and how her former inmates are carrying out the rest of their sentences, the footage shows the blonde-haired ex-artisanal bath soap business owner struggling to settle into a new normal. Between shots of Piper getting bumped on the streets, doing menial work in an office, a woman asking if she's legally allowed to hold a weapon while at an archery class, and her even visiting her on-again-off-again girlfriend Alex (Laura Prepon) in prison, the Orange Is the New Black season 7 trailer bounces back to Litchfield — where characters like Daya (Dascha Polanco), Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), Suzanna (Uzo Aduba), Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore), Red (Kate Mulgrew), Pennskatucky (Taryn Manning), and Lorna (Yael Stone) are all hoping for a better tomorrow. 

"Maybe this is the beginning of a road back," Schilling's Piper says in a voiceover. "There's gotta be a way back."

We see flashes of inmates on the outside while the song in the background rings out, "Trying to turn the key that unlocks everything." 

Before the trailer gives away too much of the plot of Orange Is the New Black season 7, it displays the title card and the release date: July 26. 

Created by Jenji Kohan and based on Piper Kerman's memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, the comedy drama series took the world by storm when it premiered on Netflix in 2013. In its six seasons on the steaming site, Orange Is the New Black has tackled various themes, introduced several nefarious villains, explored romances, and offered commentary on real-world problems. The series consistently performed well with critics up until its fifth season, which was criticized for not juggling its various storylines and tones with as much skill as it had in seasons past. Orange Is the New Black was back on the rise with season 6, and it looks like the show will close out its run on Netflix with an emotional bang. 

It's not easy stretching a 15-month prison sentence into six seasons of television, but the Orange Is the New Black did it well. Find out how the story ends when the final season hits Netflix on July 26.