Oh man, get excited! Fresh from the Offical Netflix servers, here are 3 images from the upcoming new season of Orange is the New Black premiering Friday, June 6, 2014:
Headline image - (L-R) Danielle Brooks, Lin Tucci, Natasha Lyonne, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Emma Myles and Laverne Cox in a scene from Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” Season 2. Photo credit: Jessica Miglio for Netflix.
Kate Mulgrew (L) and Lorraine Toussaint (R) in a scene from Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” Season 2. Photo credit: JoJo Whilden for Netflix.
Taylor Schilling in a scene from Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” Season 2. Photo credit: Jessica Miglio for Netflix.
“The beauty of this show is how we straddle the line between comedy and drama,” Taylor Schilling, who stars as Piper Chapman on the prison-based series, tells PEOPLE. “It’s a true ensemble. In season two, we’ll see how Piper’s story continues, but the show also gets wider and deeper to tell the stories of even more of the women.”
In addition to Schilling, other fan favorites – including new dad Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon,Kate Mulgrew and Taryn Manning – will return, while newcomer Lorraine Toussaint joins the cast as inmate Yvonne “Vee” Parker.
Director Vikram Gandhi (Kumaré, HBO’s “Vice”), a Columbia University alumni, approached fellow alum Adam Mansbach (author of “Go the F**k to Sleep”) to help tell this origin story, and from that collaboration Mansbach penned the script.