Season 4 of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” is expected to be the most dramatic seasons yet, if the promo for the upcoming season is any indication. There is a lot of yelling and fighting in the over-two-minute-long footage featuring the Litchfield penitentiary inmates.
Here are a few things we learned from the promo:
Piper has started feeling unsafe in the prison. Early on in the promo she says she has been in Litchfield for a while now, and she has only now started to feel unsafe. Maria seems to be one of the reasons why Piper is feeling unsafe, as the promo shows an angry Maria threatening to bury Piper.
The previous season saw Piper unleashing her ugly side and this led to her breakup with Alex. But Alex hasn’t given up on Piper just yet. In the upcoming season we’ll see Alex trying to win back Piper. Laura Prepon, who plays Alex, revealed in an interview with Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy that her character has not given up on her girlfriend.
“She sees through all of Piper’s BS. And that’s why they’re such a cool relationship. And I think that Alex knows that she’s putting it on – it’s not really her….It’s one of the reasons why Alex dumped [Piper] in Season 3. She’s just like, ‘Listen, this is kind of gross, and where’s the real Piper?'” Prepon said.
The new season will see a lot of fresh faces among the guards as well as inmates, and not everyone will play nice. According to Netflix, the new season will deal with “racial and economic tensions” that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. The facility is overrun with new inmates and inexperienced guards, and viewers will be witnesses to an unprecedented culture war.
“Orange Is the New Black” Season 4 will premiere on June 17 on Netflix.