Netflix debuts 'Orange Is the New Black' season 3 early

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Netflix debuts 'Orange Is the New Black' season 3 early
Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
Uzo Aduba and Samira Wiley in season 3 of the Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black". Photo by: Jojo Whilden/Netflix
Taryn Manning and Lea DeLaria in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepono in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, and Yael Stone in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
Kate Mulgrew and Selenis Leyva in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
L-R: Yael Stone, Taylor Schilling and Lea DeLaria in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
Taylor Schilling and Ruby Rose in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
L-R: Kate Mulgrew , Abigail Savage and Uzo Aduba in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
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Litchfield opened early on Thursday night, as Netflix debuted the third season of Orange Is the New Black six hours before its scheduled premiere time.

The move was announced at the fan-filled OrangeCon event in NYC, at which Uzo Adubo stood up during the cast panel to ask Netflix boss Reed Hastings (over a video call) to treat the fans to the entire season sooner than they planned.

Hastings then smiled and agreed, sending fans into a loud frenzy as the anticipated dozen episodes hit the web.

More to come.

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