This post contains Orange is the New Black spoilers.
Are you excited, because we are? Today Netflix released new stills from the upcoming fourth season of Orange is the New Black, which premieres on Netflix June 17.
According to Netflix, the new season…
… delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. Overrun with new inmates and overseen by inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.”
Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures. Here’s to keeping it interesting.
Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you’re welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers… with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show.
Three more years! Three more years!”
Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content, added:
Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of Orange is the New Black, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them.”
The news comes in the wake of the show winning big at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Saturday, where it collected the comedy ensemble award and the comedy female actor trophy for star Uzo Aduba – both for the second year running. Aduba has also netted two Emmys for her performance as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren.
What’s cool is season 4 actually picks up right where season 3 left off. So it’s literally, it continues five seconds later, which is really great because at the end of last season…I was in the greenhouse, and there was all this craziness going on and it’s awesome.”
3. Alex & Piper’s relationship is still as bump as ever
As for Alex and Piper, Prepon also revealed that her character has an “F you Piper” moment.
That’s their relationship, and that’s what’s so interesting about them. They love each other and they hate each other, and it’s frustrating and passionate, but there’s definitely some vindication there, for sure. Piper thought she was crazy all season, but she wasn’t.”
4. Two queer stars have been promoted to series regular
Before season three even started, Jackie Cruz, who plays Flaca, and Lea DeLaria, who plays Big Boo, were promoted to series regulars. This means we’ll most likely be getting even more insight into Flaca’s and Boo’s lives – Yes!
Talking to Afterellen, Cruz said
Honestly, I get chills. I was a day player. I started with two lines. And my character just kept growing through the seasons. So Jenji just saw something in my character and was like, “We need more Flaca.” I think she told me that once, and they kept writing, and they liked it, so they kept writing more. So in Season 4 I became a series regular, so that was like kind of like a testament of myhard work and knowing that I did a good job. So I feel really good about that.
5. Stella may or may not be back
Season three breakouts star, Ruby Rose – who played Stella – was sent off to a worse place (max) by Piper. Though that could have been the end for Stella on the show, Rose gave us hope saying “It could go either way” – which doesn’t confirm it, but really doesn’t deny it, either.
6. There will be more Poussey and Soso – Go #Pousoso!
Poussey and Soso’s connection was just beginning at the end of Season 3, and they were all kinds of perfect together. In a recent interview with AfterEllen, Wiley hinted there is more to come for the potential couple.
I think we’ll see what happens with them. We get some screen time together. #Pousoso!”
7. Taystee Has A New Job
In the first Season 4 teaser, Taystee is enjoying what looks like a sweet new desk job. Her new career in answering phones may have something to do with the major changes coming Litchfield’s way… either that or someone at the prison finally recognized Taystee for the boss sh
8. There is a new cause
According to another report from TV Guide, the central issue that will plague Litchfield is prisoner overcrowding. Kate Mulgrew, who plays Red in the series, said,
[The overcrowding issues] are going to carry over to every nook and cranny in our prison, believe me when I tell you that.
What [creator Jenji Kohan]’s going to do that no other creator is capable of doing with such expertise is, she’s going to make you feel overcrowded,”
9. New alliances are going to be formed all over the place
Nearly every actor has mentioned in interviews that Season 4 will feature “new alliances.” What does this mean exactly? It’s hard to say, but the new inmates who were shown arriving at the end of last season will certainly upset the natural balance of the prison’s groups.
10. The odds of Nicky returning are strong
While it has not been confirmed, Screen Crush is one of several outlets reporting Natasha Lyonne, aka fan-favorite Nicky, is expected to return. Nicky was sent to max last season, and it was majorly upsetting. Everyone cross your fingers the rumors of her return turn out to be true.
11. Sophia’s story is going to take some unexpected twists
Sophia Burset’s story in season 4 is “challenging” according to Laverne Cox. Speaking about season 4, she told E! Online, “It was a joy to play and I felt like I was pushed in ways that I didn’t anticipate and it was really challenging and that is always wonderful as an actress. I had a really good time.”
12. More back stories are expected
Creator Jenji Kohan herself promised backstories for new people in an interview with E! Online. There will be backstories for characters who have already had backstory episodes as well, but anytime an unexpected character takes the spotlight, good things tend to happen. Maybe this will be the year Soso’s activist past is explored.
YES! Netflix have revealed the first teaser for the upcoming fourth season of their original series Orange Is the New Black, and the release date.
The Emmy-winning drama series’ fourth season will premiere on Friday, June 17, so get ready to book some more time in Litchfield!
They’ve also released a fantastic new trailer, which is filled with shots and sound bites from the first three seasons and a few NEW clips of blushing bride Morello (Yael Stone), people in riot gear, and a distressed Red to set up what lies ahead.
The video also teased Taystee’s future, showing her wearing a suit jacket over her jumpsuit, and rocking a wide grin as she sat on the phone at what looked to be her own desk.
Tape, staplers, and other supplies can be seen clearly labelled as belonging to Taystee, as the inmate happily chats on the phone.
Watch the trailer right here:
Orange, centering on a group of women in a minimum-security federal prison, also stars Taylor Schilling (Piper), Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Laura Prepon (Alex), Kate Mulgrew (Red) and Laverne Cox(Sophia).
This year alone, Netflix are going to spend over six billion on original programming, including both already running TV shows and brand new content.
Season four of Netflix’s hit Orange Is the New Black returns to the streaming service June 17.
Orphan Black fourth season will be with us next spring (hurrah), and it’s about time we got a teaser for what’s ahead.
This brief peek, which debuted online over the Christmas holiday, is cryptic to say the least, but we do get introduced the official look at the newest clone, M.K.
According to this recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett describes M.K. as a “slightly traumatized clone who has a deep past” and a “Deep Throat kind of character.”
In addition to this teaser, team OB gifted us with a brief, unsettling, and eye-opening (wink wink) promo for season 4:
What looks like someone’s left eye blinks to reveal a ring of camera sensors. Could it be Rachel Duncan’s new eye? Or maybe it’s Delphine, who somehow survived being shot. We’ll have to wait and see.
Orphan Black‘s third season may have been uneven, but was still absolutely compelling, thanks in large part to Tatiana Maslany’s consistent and awards-worthy performance.
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