'Orange is the New Black' Season 2 Ups Two More to Series RegularKevin Fitzpatrick |
Though Netflix's critically-acclaimed original series 'Orange in the New Black' has scarcely been out a month, already the Jenji Kohan-produced series has begun shoring up its cast for the confirmed second season in 2014. In addition to the earlier announcement that series' antagonist Taryn Manning had been upped to series regular despite her character's ambiguous fate, 'Orange is the New Black' has upped two more of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling)'s prison co-stars up to series regular.
Via Deadline, we've learned that Uzo Aduba (fan-favorite Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren) will return in season 2 as a series regular, along with Danielle Brooks' character Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson. The timing makes sense as well, considering we recently heard casting reports that an upcoming episode would delve into "Crazy Eyes"' past, as with other flashbacks on the series.
Additionally actress Lorraine Toussaint has joined the Netlix drama's second season in a heavily recurring role as Vee, a longtime street tough who ran her own drug business, recruiting children to serve as runners. Netflix will most likely continue casting, and perhaps promote others as the show gears up for production on season 2, set to arrive in summer 2014.
Well, what say you? Have you already binged through 'Orange is the New Black' season 1? Did you love it as much as we did? Rewatch the trailer below, and tell us in the comments what you want to see from season 2 on Netflix!