The women-in-prison series returns June 6 for its second season, following up on a critically acclaimed debut season. The renewal — coming before the second season — can be seen as a strong but to-be-expected vote of confidence in the show, from Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”).
“Orange Is the New Black” over the weekend copped a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding comedy series. It has not yet been eligible for Emmy nominations, although its “Netflix” slate-mate “House of Cards” was well represented in this year’s competition. The series was submitted in the comedy category for the next Emmys.
Star Laura Prepon, pictured, and the “Orange” writers broke news of the renewal May 6, with a photo of a white board with various season 3 titles (working or not): “Heroin Robin Hood,” “Hot for Janitor” and “Use Your Tears as Lube.” Netflix reTweeted the image as well.
The adaptation of Piper Kerman’s memoir stars Taylor Schilling as a fashion-forward blonde who lands in prison over a decade-old drug offense. Her sometime girlfriend is Prepon’s character.
The upcoming season is said to spend more time with the gaggle of characters in the women’s prison than did the debut run. “I think people are interested in everybody’s journey,” Kohan told TV critics.
Most of the inmates, true to reality, are blacks or Latinos, making the series a showcase for actors of color.
The show creator said a season 3 may focus on the prison guards.
— Orange Writers Room (@OrangeWriters) May 5, 2014