Editor’s note: This article is our Orange Is the New Black season 5 news hub and will be updated and restructured to reflect new information.
Ambitious is certainly one way to characterize Netflix’s programming strategy. Let’s throw brazen into the mix as well, considering the streaming service announced its renewal of Orange is the New Black for THREE more seasons. The renewal means creator Jenji Kohan has committed to Orange is the New Black season 5, 6, and 7.
For now, Netflix is focused on the fifth season. Here’s everything we know…
Orange Is the New Black Season 5 Trailer
We’ve got a full-length trailer for the fifth season of Orange Is the New Black and it is chock-full of inspiring and hilarious moments as the inmates of Litchfield Penitentary protest for better conditions. Check it out…
Netflix has released the opening scene for the new season of Orange Is the New Black. It picks up right where last year’s shocking climax left off. Check it out below:
Here is the first promo for season 5:
Orange Is the New Black Season 5 Release Date
Orange is the New Black season 5 will release on June 9th, 2017.
Orange is the New Black Season 5 Story
Fresh off a SAG Award win for best ensemble cast in a comedy series, actress Danielle Brooks provided some insight into what we can expect in the new season, revealing the structure of season five:
“Season five is done over the course of three days,” she revealed. “You will watch 13 episodes, and find out what happens in the course of three days. So, it will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready. Get your popcorn, your tissues, everything. I don’t know when it’s coming out because they never tell us, but sometime in the summer.” We can’t wait!
Orange is the New Black Season 5 Cast
Orange is the New Black’s cast has grown exponentially since season one, branching out from a story about Piper to a study on the diverse characters cooped up in Litchfield Penitentiary. The series stars Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Samira Wiley, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore and Elizabeth Rodriguez.
Netflix has repeatedly said Orange is the New Black is its most-watched original series. The series has backed up that claimed with numerous awards over its first three seasons, including 12 Emmy nominations and three wins for season one alone. Season two earned four Emmy nominations, with Uzo Aduba winning for best supporting actress in a drama.
Via press release, Kohan expressed her gratitude to Netflix and her cast and crew:
“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures,” Kohan said. “And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers… with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!”
Season four of Orange is the New Black left things on a pretty brutal cliffhanger. The inmates of Litchfield are rioting and Daya has retrieved a guard’s gun and is pointing it directly at Officer Humphrey. It’s a good bet that season five begins exactly at that point since the cliffhanger between seasons one and two was resolved nearly immediately.