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
Take a break from your 'House of Cards' season 2 binge-fest for some seriously good news: 'Orange Is the New Black' season 2 has its own official premiere date! Piper, Red, Taystee, Crazy Eyes, Nikki, and yes, even Alex will officially hit Netflix for their season 2 premiere this coming June. Ready for a first look and a brand new trailer teaser?
'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.
Given Netflix's relatively green status as a host of original "TV" content, we were surprised to learn that Kevin Spacey Emmy-nom 'House of Cards' might have come to an end after its second season, with the futures of other Netflix Originals equally uncertain. Now, Netflix exec Ted Sarandos has opened up on the future of the series, along with the lifespans for fellow series 'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Arrested Development.'
‘Orange Is the New Black‘ breakout star Samira Wiley helped solidify the Netflix drama as a major contender and centerpiece of the cultural conversation for its unique depiction of women in the correctional system, as per 'Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan's vision. Fans adored Wiley's recurring character Poussey Washington (accent à droite, b-tch!) and her unique relationship with Taystee (Danielle Brooks), but what does Wiley herself have to say about season 2 and beyond?
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.
The additions and departures of Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 not withstanding, it seems criminal how long we'll have to wait for any new episodes. Thankfully, HBO's 'Girls' season 3 will bring us a Taystee treat earlier on in 2014, sentencing 'Orange is the New Black' favorite Danielle Brooks to the Lena Dunham-scripted comedy in season 3!
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.