Since it’s debut last July, Orange Is The New Black has become a household sensation, which makes the anticipation for the season two premiere even more exciting.
“Orange Is the New Black” follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who gets sent to a Connecticut women’s prison on an old drug charge that involved smuggling money for ex-girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), who happens to be serving time in the same facility. While there, Chapman gets indoctrinated into prison life with a series of scenes that have become memorable, like a bloody tampon given to her in a sandwich and a cellmate urinating on the floor.
Chapman, along with supporting characters like Red (Kate Mulgrew), a grim Russian cook; Sophia (Laverne Cox), a transgender former firefighter; Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba), who’s initially fixated on Chapman; and Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning), a disturbed drug addict, bring this dark comedy to life in a way that wouldn’t have been presented as well on an actual television network.
When HBO and Showtime turned down the offer to air the series, the creators of the show turned to Netflix. Since teaming up with the online streaming site, Orange is The New Black has become it’s most watched original series, and the show has already been renewed for a Third Season.
So what should viewers expect from Season 2?
I love graphic sex, the more sex the better,” Kohan said at an industry lunch back in April. And the show has certainly put some of its performers on display right from showering get-go. This year may include male nudity, Kohan said, with a caveat: I don’t think it’s going to be erect.
2. Triangle tension. The romantic triangle between prison guards Pornstache (Pablo Schreiber), Bennett (Matt McGorry) and Daya (Dascha Polanco) is going to get messier this season
There’s kind of a tectonic shift happening between Pornstache, Bennett and Daya by the big point of the second season, and I think you might be surprised who you may be siding with in that triumvirate
3. More romance and back story. Big Boo (Lea DeLaria) and Nicky (Natasha Lyonne) are going to have a “sex contest,” and you’ll find out more about Red’s (Kate Mulgrew) Russian gangster past.
4. A rising writer. Larry’s had some success with his column about having a fiancée in prison, but his relationship with her is under alot of strain.
“If you’re going to keep Larry involved, there needs to be some sort of change, and there are some in store,” Jason Biggs, who plays Larry, told EW.
Those are just a few of the surprises in store for the second season. Orange Is The New Black season two premieres tomorrow on Netflix.
– Dallas Jordan