Orange is the New Black doesn’t return until June, but based on the OINTB Season 5 teaser Netflix just released, it’s going to be very intense. The opening scene of the new season kicks off where season four ends, with the inmates fed up with the brutality and excessive force by the guards in the wake of (spoiler!!) Poussey’s (Samira Wiley) death.
Daya (Dascha Polanco) is pointing the gun she procured in the Season 4 finale at Litchfield prison guard Humphrey as Taystee, Flaca, and dozens of other inmates egg her on, encouraging her to shoot him. Meanwhile, Alex (Laura Prepon) and Piper (Taylor Schilling) want no part in the mess, actively running away from the mob.
The teaser ends, cutting to the OITNB title card, but not before we hear gunshot and a collective gasp.
The upcoming season marks a departure for the hit series, as the entire season takes place over the course of three days, where previous seasons have taken place over a nonspecific period of time. Last year, the Netflix series was renewed for a whopping three more seasons, through season seven, allowing creator Jenji Kohan and the cast to properly unpack the the fallout from the death of Poussey.
In February, Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee, gave us a glimpse at what to expect from the new season, telling E! News that the upcoming season would be detailed and intense. She also told viewers to get their popcorn and tissues ready.
Orange is the New Black continues to get better and better and although we were devastated by the loss of Poussey, we’re glad the series is taking the time to show us how the ladies of Litchfield are processing and grieving her death.
We’re counting down the days until June 9th because we need to know what’s going to happen!