All 13 episodes of the new season will be set live in one go, as we pick things up after Piper beat Pennsatucky to a bloody pulp at the end of the first batch.
Here's a few other nuggets we know about the new season (*possibly spoilerific*):
- OITNB has already been recommissioned for season 3.
- Despite not featuring in the trailer, Pennsatucky is thought to still be alive following the beating.
- There are rumours that a mystery person was also present at the fight, who joined in and left Piper "bruised but grateful" (maybe they took the blame?).
- Litchfield is getting a new prisoner in the form of Yvonne "Vee" Parker (played by Lorraine Toussaint), who will feud with Red.
- Early reviews suggest the first episode is fairly Piper-centric, before the season settles back into an 'ensemble vibe' (Indiewire).
- During the season, it is thought that Piper is transferred to a prison in Chicago for a trial against a drug dealer.
- According to TV Guide, Big Boo and Nicky will be having a sex contest which leads to "surprising hook-ups".
- Show creator Jenji Kohan said that the new series will be darker and more fractured than the first, telling EW that she felt things were a little too buddy-buddy last season and that "we needed a little more drama".
- Most importantly, Taystee is back and with a bigger role.Reuse content