Series brings back the inmates of Litchfield women’s prison, starring Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, a 30-something woman serving a 15-month sentence after being convicted of abetting her drug-dealing girlfriend. Other returning cast members include Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley and Yael Stone. Lorraine Toussaint joins the cast in season two as Yvonne “Vee” Parker.
“OITNB,” recognized by AFI as one of the top 10 TV shows of 2013 and winner of a Peabody Award, is produced by Lionsgate Television, exec produced and created by Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Series is based on Piper Kerman’s best-selling book of the same name.
Netflix is submitting “Orange Is the New Black,” ostensibly a drama, for 2014 Emmy Awards consideration in the comedy category. The company ordered season two of the show two weeks before the freshman run launched on July 11, 2013.