Orange Is The New Black season 3 commissioned before season 2 even airs

New episode titles in the work include "Use Your Tears As Lube"

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As is the Netflix way, Orange Is The New Black has been renewed for season 3 without the company even waiting to see if season 2 is a success, suggesting the new batch of episodes is pretty solid.

The show broke the news on Twitter with an inspired (and probably first draft) list of episode titles for the new series that the writers' team had scrawled on a whiteboard, including "Use Your Tears As Lube", "Suddenly Shankin'" and "Kids: Yum!".

Not beholden to a TV schedule like the networks, Netflix often recommissions ahead of time, having previously landed House of Cards by promising its creators two seasons right off the bat.

OITNB's second season meanwhile was announced just as the first was released.

A first trailer for the new episodes, which arrive 6 June, dropped last month seeing a hardened Piper return from The Shoe after beating Pennsatucky to a bloody pulp.

A full scene has also been released, showing the psychological effects time in solitary has had on Piper.

All of the best-loved characters from season 1 are back, with Litchfield also getting a new inmate in the form of Yvonne "Vee" Parker, who will be played by Lorraine Toussaint.