A new teaser for the fourth season of "Orange Is the New Black" skewers the recent #OscarsSoWhite controversy, while also previewing the smallest bit of new footage from upcoming episodes.
The clip begins with Taystee (Danielle Brooks) and Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore) cracking wise about a boring awards show, and the equally milquetoast "white folks" behind it. Scenes from last season are then interspersed with a few glimpses at season four action, with Piper (Taylor Schilling) extolling the virtues of "talent, originality, [and] sense of humor," something our Litchfield ladies have in spades.
Unfortunately, they also have plenty of troubles, too, including a SWAT team moving in on the prison (perhaps to wrangle the women who took a dip in the lake in the season three finale?), and some pat-downs for the likes of Chang (Lori Tan Chinn), Lolly (Lori Petty), and Gloria (Selenis Levya), the latter of whom is shoved into a wall by a guard. There's also a quick look at Sophia (Laverne Cox), who was sent to the SHU "for her own protection" at the end of last season after a violent run-in with Gloria, and appears to be having a tough go of things in solitary.
It's not much to go on, but it's enough to whet our appetite for more "OITNB." (Which will be sated through at least season seven, thanks to a huge renewal order from Netflix.) Now we just need the summer to hurry up and get here.
"Orange Is the New Black" returns for season four on June 17.
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