'Orange Is the New Black' Adds New CO for Season 3 (Exclusive)

Marsha Stephanie Blake - H 2014

Marsha Stephanie Blake - H 2014

There's a new CO coming to Litchfield Penitentiary.

Actress Marsha Stephanie Blake has joined the cast of Netflix's Jenji Kohan dramedy Orange Is the New Black, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Details on Blake's character are being kept under lock and key, but she will recur as a new corrections officer on the third season of the Taylor Schilling starrer.

Blake, whose credits include Django Unchained and Girls, joins a cast of fellow commanding officers including Pornstache (Pablo Schreiber), Bennett (Matt McGorry), Caputo (Nick Sandow), Fischer (Lauren Lapkus) and Fig (Alysia Reiner), among others. The latter two were seemingly written out during season two.

Blake joins other season-three additions, including the previously announced Mike BirbigliaMary Steenburgen and Blair Brown.

In a recent THR cover story, Kohan would only say that season three will be "about faith, to a certain extent."

Blake is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency. A return date for Orange has not yet been announced.

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