A total binge is what’s in store for Netflix aficionados. Orange Is The New Black cast member Danielle Brooks teased season 5 will only run for a few days.
Brooks revealed during the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards that the upcoming season of OINTB will only encompass three days. She added that the upcoming season consists of 13 episodes.
“So, it will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready. Get your popcorn, your tissues, everything. I don’t know when it’s coming out because they never tell us, but sometime in the summer,” she further told E! News.
Season 5 will pick up right where season 4 left off. At the time, Daya (Dascha Polanco) pointed a gun at prison guard Humphrey’s (Michael Torpey) head.
Prior to that, Taystee ignited a protest at Litchfield Penitentiary after she informed her fellow inmates that Joe Caputo (Nick Sandow) refuses to fire Bayley (Alan Aisenberg). Bayley accidentally killed Taystee’s close friend, Poussey (Samira Wiley).
While Humphrey along with McCullough (Emily Tarver) are escorting Judy King (Blair Brown) out of prison, the protest began. Humphrey goes for the gun in his sock, but Maritza (Diane Guerrero) pushes him over.
The gun slides across to the group of Hispanics and Daya picks it up. Daya aims the gun at Humphrey while all the inmates urge her to pull the trigger.
Orange Is the New Black Cast Danielle Brooks Role in Season 5
Brooks had been confirmed to return in season 5. Her character is expected to play an important role in the upcoming season.
Taystee landed a job as Caputo’s secretary in the previous season. She became the eyes and ears of the inmates at the office of the penitentiary’s Director of Human Activities. Will she stay working for Caputo after he refused to fire the prison officer who unintentionally killed Poussey?
Brooks’ character also lost a loved one in the past season – her mother, Vee. Dealing with another death would be a challenge for her. In summer 2016, she told The Hollywood Reporter that there will be a “war” in the upcoming season.
“Taystee has nothing to lose, she’s lost everything that she cared so deeply about. It’s time to fight. I think — I don’t know! — but I think that’s where we will see Taystee go,” she teased.
Orange Is The New Black season 5 is due to premiere in July 2017. Before the series returns, check back with GoshTV for additional updates.
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