Things are getting bleak on Orange Is the New Black – although the first season wasn’t exactly a bright, sunny bit of comedy to begin with.
Series creator Jenji Kohan reveals in this week’s cover story that the show’s second season will feature a darker, more fractured approach to the ladies of Litchfield, who were a little too buddy-buddy with each other last year. “We needed a little more drama,” says Kohan, and that’s exactly what’s in store for the inmates as the prison power dynamic shifts at Litchfield thanks to new faces and new alliances.
Fans have been patiently awaiting the next batch of episodes (due out in glorious binge-watch entirety on June 6 on Netflix), but they don’t have to wait much longer. EW’s got an exclusive first look at the first scene from Orange’s new season.
After last year’s finale ended with Piper’s bloody beatdown of Pennsatucky during the Christmas pageant, it’s clear that our main convict is serving out her punishment in a decidedly solitary way. Piper’s found a new artistic side, which may or may not signify that she’s lost just a few of her marbles. And as for Pennsatucky? You’ll have to wait to get a look at her—or what’s left, at least.
If this little tease isn’t enough for you, then cool your jets, Crazy Eyes—June 6 is just a few weeks away!