The Litchfield prisoners will be reacting to a variety of new experiences in season 4 of Orange Is the New Black.
With season 4 of Orange Is the New Black dropping in less than a month on Netflix, fans are eagerly waiting to reunite with their favorite prisoners again. While season 4 will, as always, be focused on our core group of characters, the influx of new prisoners and the change to corporate ownership will shift the dynamics overall.
"What's happening in the prison [is] in a cascading, almost kaleidoscopic way," Kate Mulgrew (who plays Red) said in a Yahoo interview. "You're going to see Red with secrets in the center of a storm."
Lea DeLaria, who plays Big Boo, teased that showrunner Jenji Kohan is "taking on the prison system. She's taking it on head-on. That's why I think people are going to find this a much darker season."
The season 4 trailer does cast the show in a darker light than previous seasons, but it won't all be doom and gloom. Orange Is the New Black is well known for mixing its drama with comedy, and that will certainly be the case with celebrity-chef-turned-Litchfield-inmate Judy King (Blair Brown).
"She's so funny, often in a rather appalling way, but she is funny. She's used to getting her own way. And yes, she brings that attitude to prison," Brown said, of her character. "People, inmates, and also the staff don't know how to deal with having a famous person there. So you can imagine all the variety of ways that people react to that, good and bad."
Orange Is the New Black season 4 is set to drop on Netflix on Friday, June 17. You can stream the first three seasons of the series now.
Watch the Orange Is the New Black season 4 trailer here: