I’m really looking forward to being reincarcerated at Litchfield State Penitentiary when Netflix’s hit prison dramedy Orange Is The New Black returns for its 13-episode second season this June. The show made We Got This Covered’s list of the top 10 TV shows of 2013, and there’s no reason to think that showrunner Jenji Kohan won’t deliver the goods yet again in Orange Is The New Black‘s sophomore year.
Today, Netflix revealed the first full trailer for season two of Orange Is The New Black, and suffice to say that fans of the show may go through the roof with excitement. There’s a ton going on, from protagonist Piper’s (Taylor Schilling) imprisonment to new arrival Vee (Lorraine Toussaint), and the preview crackles with the same pent-up energy that made the first season such propulsive viewing. Check it out below:
The end of season one left Piper in a decidedly perilous situation, following her brutal beatdown of fanatical inmate Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) and rough break-up with fiance Larry (Jason Biggs), and it doesn’t look like a year off has given her any relief. We first see Piper in the dreaded SHU, requesting a transfer back to the main prison, but she doesn’t seem any less timid than when viewers last left her. “I’m a lone wolf, and a vicious one,” she says to an unseen character. “Don’t make me rip your throat out.”
Kohan has stated that the second season will focus on a wider array of inmates, stepping away from Piper as the clear lead, and there’s plenty of madness going on with other characters to fill the season. Red (Kate Mulgrew) is preparing to do battle with the dangerous-looking Vee, who she “knew a long time ago.” There’s clearly bad blood between the two, and viewers have seen how difficult Red can make life for her enemies. The illicit romance between Daya (Dascha Polanco) and prison guard John Bennett (Matt McGorry) continues, though there’s clearly some tension between the two, and John’s temper comes out in full force as he tongue-lashes Taystee (Danielle Brooks). It’s all set to a rocking number called “Jungle,” by Jamie N Commons & X Ambassadors.
“There’s a storm coming,” warns Sister Ingalls (Beth Fowler). And I can’t wait. Orange Is The New Black lands on Netflix, in its entirety, on June 6.