Several key members of the "Orange Is the New Black" cast appeared at a panel discussion on Thursday to tease some (admittedly cryptic) details about the upcoming fourth season, and while we don't have any concrete answers about just what to expect from the new episodes, the actors dropped plenty of clues for eager fans.
Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew, Taryn Manning, Selenis Leyva, and Michael Harney stopped by the Paley Center in Los Angeles on Thursday to talk about all things "Orange," though according to The Hollywood Reporter, the event featured more intel about behind-the-scenes action than anything else. Still, the cast did promise that there were big things in store at Litchfield this season, particularly when it comes to Schilling's Piper, who's still running her underground panty-selling operation when season four picks up.
"She's becoming a little bit of a kingpin and has this swagger," Schilling said of her onscreen alter ego. "But the feeling I always have about Piper Chapman is that she tries on everything like a piece of clothing — she doesn't quite fit the jacket, but she tries it on. And I love that about her."
That willingness to try new things bleeds over into the new episodes, Schilling said, though it's not all smooth sailing ahead.
"[Piper] just keeps trying on different clothes — they don't all fit," the actress told the Paley crowd.
Lyonne's very presence, meanwhile, meant the return of her fan favorite character, Nicky, who was shipped off to Max early in season three and hasn't been seen since. Though the actress didn't reveal anything about just how Nicky will reintegrate back into the core group at Litchfield, Lyonne said that the mystery of such significant storylines was one of the major draws for both audiences and the actors themselves.
"So much of the brilliance of the show is sort of plucking us at exactly a certain moment to play well together and to be comfortable of the unknown," Lyonne said.
We can't wait to see how everything plays out. Season four of "Orange Is the New Black" hits Netflix on June 17.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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