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'OITNB' Hit Netflix 6 Hours Early And Everyone Freaked The F*ck Out

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"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

Citations: Netflix Releases Orange Is The New Black Season 3 Several Hours Early (Mashable ), No One Is Sleeping Tonight Because Orange Is The New Black Came Out Early (BuzzFeed)