‘Orange is the New Black’ Gets Premiere Date for Season 3

By March 2, 2015

If you’ve been chomping at the bit to see the continuing saga of Piper Chapman’s incarceration in Litchfield Penitentiary, then we’ve got some great news for you.

According to Variety, Netflix has revealed that the third season of “Orange is the New Black” will debut on the streaming service this coming June 12th. When we last left the characters at the end of season 2, they had just been through a troublesome power play in the prison between the manipulative Vee (played by Lorraine Toussaint) and Red (played by Kate Mulgrew) that threw many of the inmates’ lives into turmoil. Piper and Alex’s relationship also took a very interesting turn, with Alex herself actually getting released from the prison, and Piper doing what she could from the inside to protect — and pay back — her former lover.

The third season’s official synopsis has yet to be revealed, with the only thing we know for sure about the thematic aim of the new season being that it will be exploring “faith,” according to creator Jenji Kohan. As the previous seasons have done in the past, it’s likely that we’ll learn a lot about certain characters’ back stories through devoted flashback episodes, with major characters like actress Lea DeLaria’s “Big Boo” being a prime candidate, since she’s one of the few remaining staples that have yet to get the expository treatment in that fashion. We also know that a new love interest that will grab the attention of both Piper and Alex has been cast in the form of Australian actress Ruby Rose, though details about her character have yet to be divulged.

We also know that actor Jason Biggs will not be back this year to reprise his role of Piper’s former fiancé, but that the door is open for him to come back in subsequent seasons.

For more on the show’s third season as it develops, keep a tab open to GeekNation!

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  • JessicaKx

    love the series! this is out now then ? I completely missed it .. but the awesomeness of Netflix means i can go watch any of them right now though