'OITNB' Hit Netflix 6 Hours Early And Everyone Freaked The F*ck Out
"Orange Is the New Black" fans got the surprise of a lifetime last night when the third season was released on Netflix a full six hours early.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced the surprise just after 9 pm on Twitter during the first #OrangeCon celebration in New York City.
As with season two, all 13 episodes of the jailhouse series dropped at once.
Many were waiting until today to binge-watch Piper Chapman's incarceration chronicles as they were originally scheduled for a midnight release.
Unsurprisingly, fans went apesh*t on Twitter.
People immediately went into binge-watch mode...
#OITNBSeason3 released early. I've got my comfy pants on and my procrastination levels are on high. See you in 13 episodes. — Kären McCormick (@KarenLMcCormick) June 12, 2015
...after, of course, telling their lesbian aunts.
OITNB IS STREAMING. I REPEAT. OITNB IS STREAMING. TELL YOUR FRIENDS. TELL YOUR DOG. TELL YOUR LESBIAN AUNT. — the cassmeister (@gayssandra) June 12, 2015
Everyone ran home.
When I found out #OITNB was released early on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/1dW1xOiNPI — ℕɑтʜɑℓıɑ (@KingNathalia) June 12, 2015
And emotions ran high.
I LEGIT JUST STARTED CRYING NEW SEASON OF OITNB IVE BEEN WAITING SO LONG ITS MY FAV SHOW — jenn✨ (@GRIERSBADDlE) June 12, 2015
The anticipation was all too real.
My reaction when I saw that #OITNBSeason3 came out early pic.twitter.com/y5LtzvPN7j — Dani List (@leeshalist) June 12, 2015
Some even forgot to sleep.
Blaming the #OITNBSeason3 early release. Thx. @OITNB pic.twitter.com/1AKKfFHv5v — Kristin Sluyk (@KristinSluyk) June 12, 2015
Even Beyoncé couldn't handle it.
GOODBYE SLEEP #OITNBSeason3 IS OUT PRAISE BEYONCE pic.twitter.com/1TB7U2dhw9 — Pennsatucky (@ImPennsatucky) June 12, 2015
And I'm pretty sure this chick already finished it all.
Seriously y'all! The story lines just leave you wanting more! What is going to happen next?? #OITNBSeason3 — Elite H (@HannahNCowart) June 12, 2015
Thank you, Netflix/Pennsatucky/Jesus/Allah/Obama/everyone.
Thank you sweet baby Jesus. #OITNBSeason3 #dontevenbothertextingmetoday pic.twitter.com/ioIL4ylr9M — Emily Sasson (@EmilyGSasson) June 12, 2015