‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 4 Locks Up ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner to Direct
Netflix scheduling and secrecy the way they are, we haven’t heard very much from Orange is the New Black Season 4, but pour some scotch: lockdown may be over. Season 4 of Netflix’s prison dramedy (depending which award you want) has hired Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner to direct an upcoming episode.
The Hollywood Reporter first spread the news, noting that Weiner and Orange creator Jenji Kohan are actually longtime friends. This will also mark the first instance of Weiner directing work he hasn’t himself written, adding to credits that include nine Mad Men episodes, and 2014 film Are You Here.
Naturally, Netflix declined to release any details of Weiner’s OitNB episode (or really anything on Season 4), though Laura Prepon offered a quote:
We filmed a huge day on Sunday, and a lot of directors might have been overwhelmed by that, but he wasn’t and he knew exactly what he wanted to do. With a huge cast like ours, when you have a director who knows exactly what they want, it makes everything go a lot smoother. I love Matt — he’s awesome.
Of course, the very notion of Prepon commenting on production would seem to cast dispersion on her character Alex’s uncertain Season 3 end. Prepon had previously confirmed we’d see the character again in one form or another (feel like we’ve heard that a lot lately … ), though now we know to expect more than a cursory appearance.
Orange is the New Black Season 4 has yet to set a 2016 premiere, but what should we expect from Matthew Weiner in the next stretch at Litchfield?
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