Netflix has debuted the first look trailer at the eagerly anticipated fifth season of Orange
In a slight change to the way the show has been produced thus far, series five takes place in real time and over the course of just three days immediately in the aftermath of the riot that ended series four. Here’s the official synopsis for the new series below.
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Season four of Orange Is The New Black left us on the edge of our seats. An explosive riot sparked by Poussey’s untimely death combined with the rage and grief felt by the inmates quickly escalated into utter chaos. In the final moments, it all comes to a head with a determined Daya now in possession of a gun — and it becomes clear that, no matter what the outcome, life at Litchfield will never be the same. Picking up right where we left off, season five takes you back to that contentious moment in the prison’s halls where decisions made will forever affect those inside, and outside the gates.
A riot sparked by Poussey’s death quickly escalates when the inmates gain control of the prison. Once they get a taste of power, chaos erupts in the halls of Litchfield. The unprecedented season will take place in real time and over the course of just three days, leaving the inmates’ lives forever changed as they are emboldened to fight for redemption, resolution and the respect they deserve. The series will debut on Friday, June 9 exclusively in all Netflix territories.
Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, Jenji Kohan’s critically acclaimed series will continue to touch on timely and relevant social themes that drive daily headlines and remind us why, in its fifth season, Orange is the New Black remains an important cultural touchstone and continues to be an essential part of the national zeitgeist.
Orange is the New Black returns on June 9th only on Netflix.