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Welcome to Litchfield 2.0.
Orange Is the New Black has long relied on shipping viewers into the unknown. Beginning with Piper's (Taylor Schilling) first days in prison to the revolving door of inmates who get sent down to max, creator Jenji Kohan has a knack for shaking things up as soon as they get comfortable. Enter: season five of the Netflix prison dramedy.
As the pre-released first minute of the premiere indicates, with one gunshot the inmates are off and running as they take over Litchfield after an all-out prison riot, incited by the death of beloved inmate Poussey (Samira Wiley) at the hands of an untrained guard. With the prisoners in charge, some use their newfound power to negotiate needed prison reform, others stay on the sidelines and many wreak havoc without consideration of the consequences. The 13 episodes unfold in a condensed time period of three days, honing in on the grief, anger, rage, denial and collective upheaval left in Poussey's wake.
While bingeing the new season, refer to The Hollywood Reporter's spoiler-free chats with a handful of the actresses behind the inmates below. Taylor Schilling (Piper), Danielle Brooks (Taystee), Natasha Lyonne (Nicky), Adrienne C. Moore (Cindy), Laverne Cox (Sophia), Jackie Cruz (Flaca) and Diane Guerrero (Maritza) help shed some light on the journey as they set out to find justice for one of their own.
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