Karen Belz
February 17, 2017 7:55 am

Last season on Orange Is The New Black, Litchfield was missing one very important VIP — Sophia Burset. Luckily, Laverne Cox knows Orange Is The New Black details for its upcoming fifth season, so we’re guessing her character has a strong storyline. (At the very least, we’re hoping she’s on camera a little bit more, and not back in the SHU.)

Unfortunately, she didn’t give away too many spoilers — she only teased what we could be expecting. Still, it sounds pretty interesting.

While Cox isn’t the first person to announce this, the fifth season will be taking place in the time span of mere days. That means that we’re probably going to get really in depth with the characters this year.

Cox definitely doesn’t think this season will lag — which is great news, since it ended so powerfully (and on a really extreme cliffhanger!)

Cox said that she pretty much couldn’t put the scripts down.

Having so many episodes span such a small amount of time means that the writers really focused on every detail of the new season. And those are details that Cox wishes she could spill — but sadly, she can’t.

Co-star Danielle Brooks is also pretty tight-lipped about the season — but just last month, she admitted that the episodes were “intense.”

We’re curious as to how intense they are next to, say, the second to last episode we saw. Since that? That was the most intense thing we’ve ever seen on the show.

To get more clarification (and since it’s just a really great show) we’ll be binge-watching the entire thing on June 9th. Funny enough, it’ll probably take us just about three full days. Perhaps Jenji Kohan did that on purpose.