Netflix show returns in June
Netflix has released a “first look” trailer for season 5 of Orange Is The New Black.
The show, which first aired in 2013, centres around a group of inmates at a female prison. Its fourth season was released via the streaming service in June 2016, with season five arriving on June 9.
This new trailer sees the character of Daya (Dascha Polanco) pointing a gun at head of corrections officer Thomas Humphrey (Michael Torpey) while inmates surround her shouting.
It also sees Alex and Piper talking about “staying out of trouble”. Piper asks: “If this is real riot, do you think this is a step forward or backward for equality?”
It was recently revealed that the new season will take place across a three day period.
Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee in the show, recently said that events will unfold “over the course of three days”, adding: “It will be very detailed, very intense. You better get ready, get your popcorn, your tissues.”
The show recently won Best Comedy Ensemble at the SAG Awards. In her politicised acceptance speech, Taylor Schilling (who plays Piper Chapman) said: “We stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing generations of families that have sought better life here – from places like Nigeria, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ireland”.
“And we know that its going to be up to us, and all of you probably too… to keep telling stories that show that what unites is stronger than the forces that seek to divide us.”