Fans of the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black will want to be sure to watch the latest trailer for those show’s fifth season that has just been released online. Following the heart-pounding finale that greeted viewers at the end of season four – leaving one fan favorite character dead at the hands of an inept new team of prison guards, and the entirety of Litchfield Penitentiary on the brink of civil war – dedicated viewers of the Jenji Kohan production have no doubt been eagerly anticipating season five with bated breath.
After leaving viewers waiting with an especially gripping cliffhanger at the end of last season, season five of Orange is the New Black is poised to be another tension-fueled extravaganza for potential viewers to sink their teeth into next. Piper Chapman – as played by Taylor Schilling – and company are very likely in for a crude wake up call, and the latest trailer for the show’s impending season premiere promises just that.
In the footage featured above, longtime fans of Orange is the New Black are finally graced with their first intimation of what will happen next to Piper as she continues to serve out the remainder of her prison sentence in upstate New York. Once again taking particular attention to highlight the many supporting characters and prison factions that have served to broaden the impact of the series’ continuing popularity thus far, season five sees Kohan upping the ante in every way imaginable.
Based on appearances alone, season five of Orange is the New Black will see the inmates of Litchfield being empowered to a level that viewers haven’t been privy to in seasons past. Ostensibly taking control and personal ownership of the place that once held them under lock and key, Litchfield Penitentiary looks to be turning into a whole new kind of penal colony the fifth time around.
What started as a fairly straightforward interpretation of the real life story of former inmate Piper Kerman – based in part on the memoir of the same name first published in 2010 – Orange is the New Black quickly became a mainstream success based on its representation of multiple ethnicities and cultural perspectives. Immediately compelling due to its ability to represent its fictitious women’s prison populace with integrity and respect, all eyes are now trained towards the premiere of season five to see how the show will fare moving forward.
Orange is the New Black will return for season five on Netflix on June 9, 2017.