Monday, February 4, 2013
Noting TV shows that are filming in the East Village isn't all that newsworthy. But! The new series "Orange is the New Black" from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohanis is filming around here today... It's a new Netflix comedy-drama based on Piper Kerman's memoir "Orange Is The New Black: My Year In a Women's Prison."
Kind of an interesting backstory. Kerman, a Smith College graduate, spent 11 months in prison — more than a decade after the crime — for reportedly helping sorta launder money for some West African kingpin. (Read more about it all here.)
The series features Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs and Laura Prepon. And Kerman lived in the East Village for a few years, per a reader who told us all about this in the first place.