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Netflix just renewed ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for a fourth season

The third season doesn't even come back for two more months.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Apr 15, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 1:53 am CDT

Orange Is the New Black’s third season hasn’t even premiered on Netflix yet, but the ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary are already booked for a fourth round.

OITNB star Uzo Aduba made the announcement earlier Wednesday on Good Morning America, where she introduced a new clip featuring her character Suzanne Warren (better known as “Crazy Eyes”) and Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley).

“Season 4 is now the new news,” Aduba said. “In June we’re going to go back to work. Netflix just let us know we’re going to be doing a new season.”

Details for the fourth season are scarce—just like the show’s third—but with the vast range of characters interacting with one another within the prison’s walls, there’s bound to be plenty of even crazier stories to tell.

OITNB has been a success with both critics and audiences since its 2013 premiere, with the show winning three Emmys—including one for Aduba. And it’s easy for her to see why.

“I think people find themselves surprisingly relating to a lot of these characters. It’s not just exclusively about inmates,” she added. “These are people’s mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, neighbors, employees, and people can relate to those struggles and the challenges of just trying to make it through every day. And I think also it’s this idea that good people—good people—can make mistakes.”

There’s no word on whether Larry is still out for the count, but fans might not complain if he sits out another season.

The third season premieres on Netflix June 12.

H/T Variety | Screengrab via Netflix/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 15, 2015, 2:15 pm CDT