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Regina Spektor to write Netflix’s Orange is the New Black theme

Musician and songwriter Regina Spektor has composed the original theme song for the Netflix Original Series, “Orange is the New Black,” which is due to be available for streaming this week.

The song, “You’ve Got Time,” plays in an edited version over the series’ opening title sequence featuring mug shots of female prisoners.

Spektor’s full-length version of the series theme song has been available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other major digital music service providers since Tuesday. The new series premieres on Thursday, July 11 at 12:01 AM PDT in all territories where Netflix is available – US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics.

Read Recombu Digitial’s guide to NetflixThe hour-long series from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan stars Taylor Schilling, and is based on the popular memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.

Said series creator and executive producer Kohan, “I listened to Regina’s albums obsessively while writing the series, so I immediately thought of her for our theme song. I love Regina and I’m so grateful she agreed to do it. I had total faith in her and she nailed it. I think she’s a genius.”  

Orange is the New Black follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and 15-month long detention in a federal penitentiary.

To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series’ diverse ensemble also includes Kate 
Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.


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