It’s time to head back to Litchfield!
The hit Netflix show Orange is The New Black returns for its fifth season with all thirteen episodes released today! All our favourites are set to return as chaos descends upon the women’s prison, especially after the action-packed season 4 cliffhanger. In the finale we saw a full-scale prison riot begin in the wake of Poussey’s (Samira Wiley) death, and this is where the new season will pick up with Daya (Dascha Polanco) pointing a loaded gun at CMO Humphrey (Michael Torpey).
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Danielle Brooks who plays Taystee said the season is “done over the course of three days” and also mentioned it “will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready. Get your popcorn, your tissues, everything.”
It’s no secret that OITNB loves tackle topics head on from mental illness to transgender rights and police brutality with such finesse that has caused the show to become so popular so we don’t expect it to change any time soon. The new season promises to delve further into gender discrimination, privilege, the treatment of prisoners in the US and race relations. We’ll also see some of our favourite Litchfield couples, including Suzanne (Uzo Aduba) and Maureen (Emily Althaus) and Piper (Taylor Schilling) and Alex (Laura Prepon), address their forever complicated relationships.
Season 5 of Orange is the New Black will be released very soon for your viewing pleasure!
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