ByElle McFarlane, writer at
'There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.'
Elle McFarlane

Just when we thought we'd seen everything Orange is the New Black could possibly offer, Bayley accidentally murdered precious angel Poussey, Alex and Piper managed to respectively overcome being branded by a swastika and dismembering a body to rekindle 'Vauseman' and Judy King, Yoga Jones and Luschek had a drug fueled cell-orgy. Fair play writing team, fair play.

But since Season Four premiered in June this year, there's been a Litchfield shaped hole in all of our hearts, and sometimes watching endless gifs of the naughtiest OITNB sex scenes on loop, just isn't enough to fill it. Instead, lets take a breather from those raunchy chapel scenes and turn out attention to everything we know about the upcoming Orange Is The New Black's new season.

Orange Is The New Black Season 5 News & Rumors

  • OITNB Confirms Season 5 Release Date With New Teaser Trailer

Releasing a Trailer which shows that Season 5 is definitely going to be an epic rollercoaster of a Season, Netflix has confirmed that the new Season of Orange Is The New Black will be premiering on the 9th of June 2017. The real question on everyone's mind though is: does Daya pull the trigger?

  • OITNB Wins SAG For Best Comedy Ensemble & It's Revealed Season 5 Will Be Set Over Only 3 Days

After scooping up the SAG Award for best Comedy ensemble this weekend, Danielle Brooks who plays Taystee in the hit Show let slip on the red carpet that Season 5 will be set over only 3 days. Speaking to E! News on the red carpet, the OITNB star stated that:

“It will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready. Get your popcorn, your tissues, everything."

  • Taryn Manning Denies Leaving OITNB In Season 5

Due to a since-deleted article from InTouch, rumors were circulating that Taryn Manning wanted to quit the show to distance herself from her character, Pennsatucky, and try to breakout into a range of different roles. Since then however Manning took to Instagram to make her own opinion known, posting an image which stated loud and clear:

"It's always the ones with the dirty hands pointing the fingers."

With the accompanying caption:

" I love my squad! Silly magazines but still love ya!"

  • OITNB Stars Discuss The Anti-LGBT Backlash On Chelsea

Over a dinner of steak and chips, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Dascha Polanco and Lee DeLaria discussed the importance of OITNB, their incredibly tight bond as a cast and, of all things, diabetes with Chelsea Handler of the Chelsea Show. When asked about the strides the show has made in helping the LGBT community become more accepted by society, Lee who plays Big Boo stated that:

"We live in a society right now where we are feeling this backlash, the pendulum swings. I think that the backlash is very frightening."

  • Laura Prepon Is Directing An Episode Of OITNB In Season 5

The actress who plays Litchfield's most notorious femme-fatale, Alex Vause, will be stepping behind the camera for one of the Episodes of the upcoming Season. Laura Prepon, who has already had experience directing her own Web Series Neighbros, was delighted to be asked to direct her colleagues in what appears to be Episode Ten of Season Five. Speaking on the Breakfast Show Today she said of the opportunity:

"Everyone's so supportive, and I've directed myself before so that'll be fine... I can't wait."

  • OITNB Is Renewed For Seasons 5, 6 and 7

In a huge move by the Gods that be at Netflix, Orange is the New Black has been renewed for a colossal three additional Seasons meaning that we'll be willfully in-prisoned in Litchfield for at least a further three years to come. In a statement about the triumphant Series extension, Show creator Jenji Johan wrote:

"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. Here's to keeping it interesting."

Orange Is The New Black Season 5 Premiere Date

As all of the previous Seasons have, Orange Is The New Black Season 5 will be airing on Netflix on the 9th of June 2017. With Seasons 6 and 7 also being given the green light, it looks as though June may be the month for new Seasons of OITNB for all eternity.

Orange Is The New Black Season 5 Plot Rumors

  • Piper Might Die
Orange Is The New Black [Credit: Netfilx]
Orange Is The New Black [Credit: Netfilx]

Probably the biggest rumor circulating amongst OITNB fans is the theory that Piper isn't going to make it out of Season Five alive. Since Poussey was so dramatically killed off at the end of Season Four, it seems that almost none of the inmates are safe. In conversation with Popsugar shortly before Season Four aired, Taylor Shilling who plays Piper was asked if she makes it our of Lichfield OK, to which the actress ominously answered:

  • We'll Finally See Why Black Cindy Was Sent To Litchfield

It's amazing that we've actually gone this long without finding out why Black Cindy ended up in Litchfield. Talking to Jezabel Adrienne C. Moore who plays Cindy said:

"So I think it's just a matter of time before the writers disclose everything. And that's kind of the cool thing about Cindy, cause it means that I'm gonna be around a little bit longer for them to tell that story!"

  • Daya Will Become Litchfield's Biggest Badass In Season 5

With the dramatic final scene of OITNB Season Four revolving around Daya picking up a gun and pointing it at one of Litchfield's Correctional Officers, it looks like Season Five will have a lot in store for the new prison mama. Whether she pulls the trigger or not, Daya will be in deep trouble for pulling a firearm on her superior and like Maria, she will have nothing left to lose as a huge amount of years will be added to her sentence making the thought of freedom seem entirely unachievable.

Orange Is The New Black Season 5 Cast And Characters

Where To Watch Orange Is The New Black Season 5?

Orange is the New Black [Credit: Netflix]
Orange is the New Black [Credit: Netflix]

Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original and therefore the only place you can watch it is through their online streaming platform. Also boasting Jessica Jones, House of Cards, Master of None, Marco Polo, The Crown, Narcos and Sense8 amongst their other original productions, buying a subscription might not be such a bad idea!


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