‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 3, ‘Sense8’ and ‘Wet Hot’ Prequel Set Netflix Premieres
Netflix has a major year ahead of it, even after this past weekend’s debut of House of Cards Season 3, and at last we know its summer plans. Not only will Orange is the New Black Season 3 premiere in June, but so too has Netflix set an official premiere date for the Wachowski’s Sense8, and upcoming prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
Per the streaming site’s latest press release, Andy and Lana Wachowski’s mysterious global Sense8 thriller will arrive in its entirety on June 5, with Orange is the New Black Season 3 following one week later on June 12. One month later, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp will premiere on July 17.
With regard to OiTNB, we know that Justified star Mary Steenburgen will appear as Mendez’s mother, alongside fellow season 3 additions Ruby Rose, Mike Birbiglia, Fringe star Blair Brown and returning Lori Petty. Yael Stone (Morello) has been upgraded to series regular, joining Dascha Polenko (Daya), Samira Wiley (Poussey), Selenis Leyva (Gloria), Nick Sandow (Joe Caputo) and Adrienne C. Moore (Black Cindy). Laura Prepon too will return full-time, appearing in every Season 3 episode, while Jason Biggs will remain absent.
The mysterious Sense8, meanwhile, follows eight characters around the world who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, find themselves linked to each other mentally and emotionally. Its cast includes Daryl Hannah, LOST star Naveen Andrews, Brian J. Smith (Stargate: Universe), Tuppence Middleton (Jupiter Ascending), Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Indian actress Tena Desae, South Korean actress Doona Bae, German actor Max Riemelt, Mexican actors Alfonso Herrera and Erendira Ibarra as well as Jamie Clayton, Miguel Silvestre and Terrence Mann.
And finally, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp will act as a prequel to the 2001 cult classic, returning the expansive cast of Ant-Man star Paul Rudd, Guardians of the Galaxy voice Bradley Cooper, Parks and Recreation lead Amy Poehler, The Hunger Games player Elizabeth Banks, Marry Me star Ken Marino, Law and Order: SVU legend Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, SNL alum Molly Shannon, Frasier star David Hyde Pierce, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, 30 Rock supporting player Judah Friedlander, Zak Orth, and Marguerite Moreau, and Michael Showalter.
New recruits to Camp Firewood include Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, In A World star Lake Bell, The Interview breakout Randall Park, Glee star Jayma Mays, Michaela Watkins, Rob Huebel, The Good Wife star Josh Charles, Richard Schiff, Paul Scheer and director David Wain himself.
We’ll hopefully have a trailer for Netflix’s latest offerings in the near future, while there’s still Daredevil to look forward to on April 10.