The Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) is gearing up for their fourth season. Scheduled to become available on the streaming giant June 17th, the prison-set comedic drama will see Litchfield facing even more problems as the prison will find overpopulation as its newest obstacle.
In talking about the themes we can expect from Orange Is The New Black‘s fourth season, the show’s creator Jenji Kohan previously stated: “We start with political agendas, the corporatisation of the prison, the stratification of people into their little mosaic groups. We want it to be a surprise, but [you can expect] all the fun stuff like race and hate and some things from current events that we wanted to filter through our lens.”
The creator also acknowledged that the show’s primary focus will continue to slowly shift away from Taylor Schilling’s character Piper Chapman, who was originally at the center of many of its storylines. “This was always intended as an ensemble show,” Kohan clarified. “Piper was our entrée to our world. She’s always a presence and we’re invested in her story, but as it grows, we’re invested in everyone’s story.”
Netflix’s VP of original content, Cindy Holland, said this in a statement regarding the partnership:
“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of Orange is the New Black, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them.”
Orange Is The New Black stars Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Samira Wiley, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore and Elizabeth Rodriguez, along with Michael Harney and Nick Sandow.