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Orange Is the New Black is Netflix's breakout success, and has only gone from strength to strength since its first season. Understandably, we're all excited for season 4, and the news is pouring in about who will return and what we can expect as the story continues. There are plenty of new characters too, but some rumours are more true than others...

Caitlyn Jenner Not Bound For Litchfield

Caitlyn Jenner's been in the news a lot lately, speaking about her transition and inspiring people everywhere. In case you haven't already, you should check out the speech she gave at the ESPY awards...

So what's her connection to Orange Is The New Black? Uh... nothing really. The rumour of her guest appearance on season 4 has been floating around the internet for a while now, untethered to any kind of proof or commentary from those involved in the show. Until now, that is! Laverne Cox recently laughed off the rumour, saying it was unfounded.

"I have no idea about it, but I think that’s pretty out there. I’m pretty sure that’s not true. I’m not involved in casting of our show, but it is really funny the rumours . . . it’s pretty ridiculous sometimes."

Caitlyn Jenner has some acting experience, starring in a few low budget productions. In recent years she has appeared in the reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians and is currently starring in and producing her own show, I Am Cait. But it doesn't look like we can expect her on Orange Is The New Black season 4. So much for that rumour. But what about the cast members we already know and love?

Ruby Rose May Return

Ah, Stella. Though Ruby Rose didn't have the largest role in season 3, her compelling character and androgynous beauty shot her to the giddy heights of fan fave status, and we're all hoping we get to see more of her in season 4. Because we just HAVE to know who she's faring in Maximum Security, and the most confusing question of the show must be answered: how does she keep her hair looking so awesome in prison?!

Stella and Sofia remain radiant in jail
Stella and Sofia remain radiant in jail

Stella's fate is definitely uncertain: in ruthless retaliation to Stella stealing the profits from Piper's business, Piper stashed various contraband around Stella's bed to incriminate the young inmate on the eve of her release. I gotta agree with Big Boo on this one: that certainly was "some stone-cold shit."

But sending Stella to Maximum Security might be a good move on the part of the writers because who else is there? Nicky of course! With two Litchfield inmates in Maximum Security, it's likely that the writers will develop their plots in season 4. What if Nicky and Stella become friends, teaming up in what can only be a worse environment than they were used to? We can't wait to see how this will play out.

Updates From Season 4

There's been no official word on Stella's reappearance in season 4 yet, but Ruby Rose seemed confident in a recent interview, expressing her desire to resume her role and saying "it could go either way!" Come on, writers, don't drop such an interesting character now! But there is one person we do know is returning...

That's right, after her fate was left uncertain in the season 3 finale, Alex will survive the attack! Actress Laura Prepon has been tweeting from the season 4 makeup chair, as well as giving some insights about how this attempt on Alex's life will affect her development next season...

"I don't think you're going to see a more timid side of Alex. If anything, she's justified in her paranoia. That empowers her, in my opinion."

An even more paranoid Alex? Is that even possible? I guess we're going to find out next year, and you better believe Alex has some revenge planned...

For more on what we can expect from Orange Is The New Black season 4, click here. So what would you like to see happen? Let us know in the comments, or write your own post!


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