What's in store for the ladies of Litchfield this coming season? Watch the trailer below to get a sneak peek.
Need even more of Season 4? Don't worry. Below you can find quotes from the cast and creator Jenji Kohan, along with brand new still images from Season 4.
Laura Prepon (Alex Vause)
Last we left her, Alex was trapped in the greenhouse with a hitman from Kubra who had managed (with minimal effort) to get a job at Litchfield. The odds of her ever leaving that greenhouse seemed pretty low, but at least she's alive in the Season 4 photo above. Laura Prepon told EW:
"What's cool is Season 4 actually picks up right where Season 3 left off. So it's literally, it continues five seconds later which is really great because at the end of last season...I was in the greenhouse, and there was all this craziness going on and it's awesome."
And what about her relationship with Piper? Prepon warns there's an "F you, Piper" moment coming:
“That’s their relationship, and that’s what’s so interesting about them. They love each other and they hate each other, and it’s frustrating and passionate, but there’s definitely some vindication there, for sure. Piper thought she was crazy all season, but she wasn’t.”
Blair Brown (Judy King)
The girls — especially Poussey — had been closely following the trial of Judy King, a local (fictitious) celebrity. She ended up being sentenced to another prison, but while the Litchfield inmates were swimming in the freedom lake and the staff was on strike, she arrived at Litchfield to voluntarily surrender.
So, what did actress Blair Brown have to say about joining the Emmy-winning cast?
"You do push all the different groups together. Alliances that happen are unexpected."
Laverne Cox (Sophia)
Sophia had it rough in Season 3. Her snap judgments about Gloria's son got her in trouble with the tough Latina mom before she even realized she was wrong, and then she got thrown into the SHU "for her own protection."
The photo shows her shorn and stripped of her usual face of make-up, and looking especially forlorn and lonely. This is what Cox said about her role in Season 4 at the 2016 Winter TCA Press Tour:
"It was a joy to play and I felt like I was pushed in ways that I didn't anticipate and it was really challenging and that is always wonderful as an actress. I had a really good time."
The Rise Of The Latinas
Piper may have become too big for her dirty panties. This picture shows her totally at the mercy of Blanca and (probably) the other Latinas, looking like she's going to get her hand cut off.
The 43-year-old Selenis Leyva (Gloria Mendoza) described the tension in Season 4:
"There’s a lot more conflict, there’s division amongst the groups more than ever. This is the season of the rise of the Latinas and there’s a lot of conflict within that."
But then there's this photo:
Which maybe indicates that they all got in trouble? And Piper has at least her index finger and her thumb.
Kate Mulgrew, who plays Red, told TVGuide:
"[The overcrowding issues] are going to carry over to every nook and cranny in our prison, believe me when I tell you that. What [Jenji Kohan]'s going to do that no other creator is capable of doing with such expertise is, she's going to make you feel overcrowded."
Ruby Rose (Stella)
Ruby Rose made a great addition to Season 3, being an overall babe and providing a conflicting love interest for Piper. But will she be back in Season 4 after Piper so unceremoniously got her sent to max? Here's what Rose told Popsugar:
"Well, as it stands right now, it could go either way. You probably know... they're currently filming in New York, and I'm not in New York right at this exact second. So we'll see. It could go either way."
So, what does the woman behind all the magic have to say about the next season of her break-out prison series? She told EOnline:
"The theme thing was hard this year. Sometimes we start with political agendas, the corporatization of the prison, the stratification of the people into their little mosaic pieces within the prison. I can't tell you much more than that because we want it to be a surprise but all the fun stuff like race and hate and some things from current events that we want to sort of filter through our lens. But I'm just going to be vague about it."
'Orange Is The New Black' will return to Netflix with Season 4 on June 17.