Netflix Renews ‘Orange is the New Black’ for Season 4, Plus First S3 Clip!
It wasn’t terribly surprising of Netflix to take us back to Litchfield for Orange is the New Black’s first Season 3 trailer last week, but even better news has arrived. Netflix has officially extended everyone’s sentence for 2016, renewing Orange is the New Black for Season 4, and celebrating with a brand-new Season 3 clip!
The renewal comes a surprising two months before Orange is the New Black Season 3 arrives on June 12, though given the Jenji Kohan prison drama’s accolades and rave reviews, a fourth season seemed like a foregone conclusion. Meanwhile, our first Season 3 clip seemingly answers the question of what happened to Vee (Lorraine Toussaint) in the final moments of the S2 finale, but still might set us up for a surprise or two down the line.
Elsewhere of Season 3, we know that Justified star Mary Steenburgen will appear as Mendez’s mother, alongside fellow 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.
Celebrate Orange is the New Black Season 4 with our first Season 3 clip above, and stay tuned for more from the June 12 premiere!