Some 'Orange is the New Black' fans have yet to finish binging the entirety of season 2, yet already season 3 has been buzzing about with new additions and promotions. Following Mary Steenburgen's addition to the cast, the 'Justified' actress' matronly role has been revealed, while yet another star has been upgraded to series regular, and a major villain might not be so departed as we thought!
Netflix gave its breakout original drama 'Orange Is the New Black' a more focused approach to marketing last year in placing Piper (Taylor Schilling) at the forefront, but now that the ladies of Litchfield correctional are well-established in their own right for season 2, a new round of posters for the June 6 premiere has hit, giving each inmate their own individual due.
Given the strength of its initial 2013 launch trailer, we weren't altogether surprised to see Netflix renewing 'Orange Is the New Black' for a second season before the first was even made available to view. It comes as even less of a surprise that the streaming service officially picked up 'Orange Is the New Black' season 3 for 2015, though their announcement method might have a few scratching their heads.
Fans of Netflix's breakout original 'Orange is the New Black' were disheartened to learn that series star Laura Prepon would only return in a significantly reduced capacity for the second season , eventually confirmed to be four episodes, but whatever keeps Alex offscreen for the new season premiering June 6 seems to have fortunately fallen by the wayside. Could Laura Prepon's Alex be back full time for her precious Piper in season 3?
Early viewers of 'House of Cards' season 2 were treated to a surprise announcement that the critically-acclaimed 'Orange is the New Black' had set its June 6 premiere date, along with a brief tease of our return to Litchfield Correctional. Now, our first official photos from the second season of Netflix's breakout hit have arrived, cementing Laura Prepon's return as Alex Vause, along with a glimpse at a new character, and more events to come.
'Orange Is the New Black' star Laura Prepon became the subject of a good deal of speculation around the second season of Netflix's breakout drama with reports suggesting she would appear in four out of the upcoming 13 episodes. Now, as an announcement of season 2's premiere looms, series creator Jenji Kohan stepped up to clarify Prepon's season 2 involvement, which apparently is much more than initially thought.
'Orange is the New Black' fans were heartbroken to learn that season 2 would feature far less of Laura Prepon's character Alex Vause, some reports claiming figures as low as a solitary episode. Now, with season 2 still on track for 2014, a new report suggests that Prepon will in fact return for four episodes total, even allowing an open-ended return in season 3.
Netflix has remained considerably tight on spoilers for the second seasons of its returning hits, notably given 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 won't come out from under lockdown until mid 2014. That said, the cast and crew were recently on hand in New York to discuss the coming season, from the expanded scope of flashbacks to the still-mysterious exit of Laura Prepon from the series.
Fans of Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' were recently dismayed to learn that series star Laura Prepon might only return for the second season in a limited capacity, writing out her character Alex Vause early on, though Netflix and Prepon's management seemed to offer conflicting reports. Now, a new investigation reveals Prepon will indeed return for 'OITNB' season 2, but possibly for even less time than originally thought.
A few weeks ago 'Orange is the New Black' fans were excited to learn that star Taryn Manning (Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett) has been upgraded to series regular for season 2, despite the season 1 ending that left her character's fate somewhat unclear. Still unclear however, is the fate of co-star Laura Prepon, so what does Manning have to say of Prepon's potential exit, or her own arc in season 2?