The critically acclaimed offbeat prison series returns for its 4th season on Netflix in two days, on June 17th. One of the main reasons why everyone loves Netflix is the ability to binge watch, meaning that the entirety of season 4 will be available on that date rather than just one episode. The hour long show never seems to have enough time to allow viewers to peek into the lives of the quirky all female prison. It is the hottest property under a Netflix banner, and some of the changes in the new season have made people happy with glee.
The teaser video released showed a much darker version of the series, and considering the series is at its halfway point, there is a lot of room to change the tone if needed. The show has always had drama and dark comedy, but it was a good balance. With Piper coming into her own as a leader, and with the Litchfield Penitentiary being taken over by a money hungry organization, the entire place is set to fall apart. The prisons were already overcrowded, and the guard were always horribly inept. But there was a balance of power through the whole system, and now that is completely gone.
All of the cast regulars will be making their return, including the much underused Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset. The writing may change its tone to something more serious, so it’ll be interesting to see how the actors change to fit the new mood of the series. Don’t think the serious atmosphere will get rid of the witty one liners, as they are funnier, and more frequent than ever. Orange Is The New Black has already been renewed for multiple seasons, and will be around for a very long time.
Who is your favorite character on the show? Which character to you think is underused?